U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes has granted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner’s motion that her trial on 10 counts of mail fraud be delayed, AP reports. It was originally scheduled for March 31. It’ll now start Dec. 1.
The charges are related to allegations that Shoffner used campaign funds for personal expenses. Shoffner was convicted on 14 bribery and extortion counts earlier in March. The mail fraud charges have been seen as a response by the U.S. attorney’s office to Shoffner backing away from a plea deal for the bribery and extortion charges.