Martha Shoffner pretrial hearing moved once again

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The pretrial of the former Arkansas treasurer has been moved once again due to weather.

Martha Shoffner will appear in court Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a pretrial hearing on on 14 federal extortion and bribery charges. Jury selection will begin later that day at 1 p.m.

Shoffner is accused of accepting $36,000 from a bond broker in exchange for steering state business his way. She faces a separate trial March 31 on charges she misspent campaign funds.

Federal agents arrested Shoffner last year after a broker wore a listening device as he allegedly delivered $6,000 to her. The money was concealed in a pie box.

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