LITTLE ROCK — Lawmakers want to know much more about problems found
in an audit of state Treasurer Martha Shoffner's investment practices.
based on often conflicting testimony given by Shoffner and top aides
during a marathon hearing last week about investments exceeding
$1 billion, some think a prosecutor ultimately will have to be
called in to consider any criminal implications.
"I think it
would be premature to do it now, but I think there is an excellent
possibility that it will be referred to the prosecutor because you've
got people saying different things under oath," said Rep. Tim Summers,
R-Bentonville, co-chairman of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee.
"Somebody's not telling the truth and we certainly need to get some
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