March 5, 2006 - Posted at 12:37 p.m. CST
PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) _ A state investigation into the Marmaduke
School District has been turned over to federal prosecutors.
Special Prosecutor Jack McQuary of Little Rock and Arkansas
State Police Sergeant Jerry Digman began the probe last fall after
Greene County Prosecutor Brent Davis stepped aside to avoid the
appearance of a conflict of interest.
The state police sergeant says the investigation has been turned
over to the U.S. Attorney's office at Little Rock. The office
confirmed that it has received the file. Investigators would not
elaborate on the case.
Among other findings, a legislative audit committee in June said
that then-School Superintendent Jerry Don McIntosh was a board
member at a local bank that conducted business with the district.
McIntosh announced in November that he was quitting as