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Mark Hampton’s Legal Cases

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  • State of Arkansas v. Kelly Harrison Campbell, et.al., Case No. CR 2006-494-1

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Reversed on Appeal
    Description:
    After a two year investigation, the Chief of Police of Lonoke, Arkansas along with his wife and the Mayor of Lonoke were charged with a seventy-eight count indictment. The prosecutor used the continuing criminal enterprise statute alleging the police chief was the head of a criminal enterprise involving extortion, money laundering, drug trafficking and other allegations. This case is a significant because it was the longest state criminal trial that is known to have occurred in Arkansas. The trial portion of the case lasted three and a half months. The Campbells were convicted, although the case was REVERSED on appeal.
  • State of Arkansas v. Porshia Tabron, Case No. CR 2005-4910

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Outcome:
    Charged with 1st Degree Murder found guilty of Manslaughter, probated sentence
    Description:
    This case involved allegations of capital murder against the defendant. She allegedly shot an unarmed individual in the middle of the street without provocation. Ultimately the jury acquitted her of first degree and second degree murder and convicted her of manslaughter. Additionally, she was given a probated sentence for her crime.
  • U.S.A. v. Vertis Clay, Case No. 4:04CR00035 WRW

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    This was a death penalty case. Clay was found guilty of drug trafficking conspiracy, use of firearm during drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of murder. Clay was sentenced fifty years concurrent to life imprisonment
    Description:
    Counsel was lead attorney in the states second federal death penalty since reconstruction. Clay was charged in a multi-count indictment with a drug trafficking conspiracy, use of firearm during drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of murder allegedly committed in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On October 31, 2007, Clay was found guilty of drug trafficking conspiracy, use of firearm during drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of murder. Clay was sentenced fifty years concurrent to life imprisonment without parole.
  • U.S.A. v. Poole, Goldfish Farms, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Outcome:
    Negotiated Plea for Corporation, 1 Count Wire Fraud, No individuals were charged.
    Description:
    Allegations: Hobbs Act and Wire Fraud, Violations against individual owners and corporations - 2 year investigation. Negotiated Plea – Corporation – 1 Count of Wire Fraud • This case involved a two year investigation by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, based in Cleveland, Ohio. After months of investigation, Mr. Hampton was able to convince the Department of Justice to allow one corporation to plead to a fine. No individuals were ever charged as a result of this investigation.
  • U.S.A. v. Patient Transfer, Case No. 4:01CR0015203

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Outcome:
    Verdict: (Client charged in 3 counts) Conviction – 1 Count – Probated Sentence
    Description:
    Allegations: 100+ counts Medicare and Medicaid Fraud This case involved a four year investigation of an ambulance service in the Eastern District of Arkansas. The ambulance service had been billing Medicare and Medicaid for transportation of dialysis patients. After a three and a half week trial, the jury convicted Mr. Hampton’s client of one count of Medicaid fraud. The company itself was convicted on all counts as well as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hampton’s client received a probated sentence on her conviction of one count of Medicaid fraud.
  • In Re: Special Prosecutor Mary Jo White (Clinton Pardon Gate)

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    Neither client charged
    Description:
    Mr. Hampton represented two clients as subjects to the investigation alleging that the President through his brother sold pardons. On the eve of his last day in office, the then President William Jefferson Clinton granted several pardons. Subsequent thereto, an investigation by Special Prosecutor Mary Jo White out of the State of New York involved an investigation of whether President Clinton engaged in bribery in connection with the granting of pardons. His younger brother, Roger, was a significant target in this investigation. Two of the subjects of the Grand Jury were close friends and business partners of Roger Clinton and were represented by Mr. Hampton. Ultimately, neither of the business partners were charged in connection with that Grand Jury investigation.
  • U.S.A. v. Chevie Kehoe, et. al.; Case No.4:97CR00243 GTE

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    May 10, 1999
    Outcome:
    Death Penalty Case. Kehoe was sentenced to life on Counts 1 & 2, and Counts 3, 4, & 5 was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
    Description:
    This was the first federal death penalty case tried in the State of Arkansas since Reconstruction. Counsel was lead attorney along with co-counsel John Wesley Hall and J. Thomas Sullivan. Kehoe was charged in a multi-count indictment with RICO and RICO conspiracy violations and six (6) substantive counts of murder allegedly committed in furtherance of the creation or maintenance of RICO enterprise. On May 10, 1999, Kehoe was found guilty of most charges but was ultimately acquitted of a kidnapping, two murders, and an attempt to bomb a state building. Kehoe was sentenced to life on Counts 1 & 2, and Counts 3, 4, & 5 was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
  • State of Arkansas v. Gregory Strother; Case No. 99-21B

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Apr 26, 2001
    Outcome:
    Negotiated plea of Manslaughter
    Description:
    Counsel was lead attorney along with co-counsel Ernie Witt and J. Thomas Sullivan in the afore-referenced case involving a 1999 decapitation charging the Defendant with capital murder. After an approximate two-week jury trial, the jury dead-locked in Strother’s case with counsel subsequently entering into a negotiated plea of manslaughter on April 26, 2001.
  • State of Arkansas v. James Fisher; Case No. CR2001-1

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Outcome:
    Death Penalty Case. Convicted of 1st Degree Murder and Sentenced to 20 Years
    Description:
    Counsel was associated on this case with lead counsel, Ernie Witt. The State sought capital murder and requested the death penalty prior to trial. The defendant was convicted of 1st degree murder and given 20 years.
  • State of Arkansas v. Daniel Harmon, Case Nos. CR 2010-26-1 & CR 2010-27-1

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on both counts
    Description:
    Former Saline County Prosecutor, Daniel Harmon was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Distribution Near a Certain Facility (School).