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

Mark F. Hampton

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.

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