Case Conclusion Date:June 1, 2007
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
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.