U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Jim Guy Tucker's Final Whitewater Appeal - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Jim Guy Tucker's Final Whitewater Appeal

MARCH 20, 2006 - Posted at 4:06 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The U.S. Supreme Court, in the last remaining appeal from the long-running Whitewater investigation, today rejected former Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a tax conspiracy case.

Tucker, who resigned as governor in 1996 after a conviction in a separate case brought by Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Star, had argued the government used the wrong section of the law when it pursued him over a profit he made in the sale of a cable television franchise.

Tucker's appeals had previously led a federal judge to lower the amount Tucker owed in restitution and the former governor wanted the Supreme Court to let him withdraw his guilty plea.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis had rejected Tucker's request last August.

The appeal was the last remnant of the Bill Clinton-era Whitewater investigation.  Prosecutors alleged that Tucker and a business partner arranged a sham bankruptcy to hide profits made in the sale of a cable television system.

Tucker's lawyer said his clients court fights are now over.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Live in Montgomery: The Day before the Big Game

    Live in Montgomery: The Day before the Big Game

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-12-16 04:41:07 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-16 04:49:15 GMT
    The A-State football team visited the Rosa Parks Museum this week as part of bowl festivities for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (Source: KAIT)The A-State football team visited the Rosa Parks Museum this week as part of bowl festivities for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (Source: KAIT)

    It was a busy Friday as the A-State Red Wolves finished the final preparations for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery. 

    It was a busy Friday as the A-State Red Wolves finished the final preparations for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery. 

  • Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

    Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:18 PM EST2017-12-16 04:18:27 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-16 04:38:31 GMT
    A developer said Friday that the Greensborough Village project is moving ahead. (Source: KAIT)A developer said Friday that the Greensborough Village project is moving ahead. (Source: KAIT)

    A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

    A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

  • breaking

    One dead, one in custody, investigator says in Lawrence County shooting

    One dead, one in custody, investigator says in Lawrence County shooting

    Friday, December 15 2017 9:17 PM EST2017-12-16 02:17:05 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-12-16 04:17:18 GMT
    Lawrence County deputies were at the scene of a shooting Friday night on Highway 91. (Source: KAIT)Lawrence County deputies were at the scene of a shooting Friday night on Highway 91. (Source: KAIT)

    According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, authorities there are investigating a shooting in which a woman was killed. 

    According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, authorities there are investigating a shooting in which a woman was killed. 

Powered by Frankly