A federal grand jury has indicted former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on 12 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud related to his work for Missouri-based health care nonprofit.
Hutchinson, an attorney, resigned his state Senate seat last year when a separate federal indictment accusing him of misspending campaign contributions and lying on his taxes became public. He has pleaded innocent to those charges.
Hutchinson’s father, former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson, in a statement, described the charges as a “ploy” meant to increase pressure and cost to Jeremy Hutchinson. Jeremy Hutchinson is the nephew of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.