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Arkansas State Senator resigns amidst ethics controversy

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August 21, 2013

Arkansas

By Joel Williams

Little Rock, Arkansas: A report by the Arkansas Ethics Commission concluded that Paul Bookout (D) transferred $18,000 from his campaign fund to his personal bank account, and spent $5,043 on women's clothing and accessories, $8,402 on home theater equipment and installation, and $1,305 on golf equipment. The Commission's report stated that Bookout violated four Arkansas campaign finance laws. Bookout resigned on August 20, 2013, the same day a special prosecutor was appointed to his case to determine whether or not charges could be filed.[1]

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