Former Arkansas judge ordered to start prison sentence
Updated 1:21 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas judge was ordered to begin serving his 10-year prison sentence after an appeals court upheld his bribery conviction.
Former circuit judge Michael Maggio was ordered Monday to surrender to federal authorities before 2 p.m. Wednesday to begin serving his sentence. The order from U.S. District Judge Brian Miller said an arrest warrant will be issued if Maggio doesn't report to authorities.
Maggio admitted reducing a jury award against a nursing home operator in exchange for campaign contributions. He tried unsuccessfully last year to withdraw his guilty plea and has been free pending his appeal.