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    Investigation into former state senator Paul Bookout ongoing

    2:51 PM, Nov 17, 2013   |    comments
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    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The attorney for former state Sen. Paul Bookout says Bookout is set to return thousands of dollars in campaign contributions while a criminal investigation continues into Bookout's personal use of campaign cash.

    Attorney Bill Stanley told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/1dIQ1Vo ) that he wants to talk with prosecutors before making payments - but says he anticipates repayments being sent during this week.

    Phone calls to Bookout were not returned. He has previously said he would reimburse the campaign for the money he spent and would reimburse contributors.

    Bookout resigned in August after the Arkansas Ethics Commission said that h spent thousands of dollars from his re-election campaign on personal items such as women's clothing and home theater equipment.

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    Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

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