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    Ex lawmaker to be sentenced in election case

    2:20 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
    Hudson Hallum. Photo: www.hallumforarkansas.net
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former east Arkansas legislator convicted of conspiracy to commit election fraud is to be sentenced this summer.

    A federal judge filed paperwork Wednesday saying former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum is scheduled for sentencing June 20 in Little Rock. His father, Kent, Hallum, is to be sentenced during a separate hearing that same day. Two others involved in the case are to be sentenced next month.

    Hallum pleaded guilty in September, along with his father, who prosecutors said instructed campaign workers to bribe voters and use absentee ballots to commit fraud.

    Rep. Fred Smith won the seat last year after another judge ordered votes not be counted for Hallum.

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