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Day 1 in Former Treasurer Trial Brings More Accusations
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Unanswered questions became the theme in the first day of witness testimony Thursday in the federal corruption trial of former Arkansas state treasurer Martha Shoffner. Shoffner faces accusations of steering state business to a broker who was giving her secret payments. The jury heard testimony from four of Shoffner's former employees. Their stories included accusations that Shoffner would yell at them if she didn't get her way. One employee also questioned Shoffner's use of campaign donations."She received campaign money in the form of cash and it was never seen again so you'd have to ask her where it went.," says the Treasurer's Executive Assistant, Cord Rapert. "They're seeing the truth and I think she's gonna pay her time for what she's done." The trial continues Friday morning with more witnesses expected to take the stand.