DALLAS — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was accused in federal court Monday of accepting at least $36,000 of cash bribes in exchange for directing a large portion of the state's bond investment activity to a single broker.

Shoffner was released from county jail on her own recognizance after Magistrate Judge David Young signed a criminal complaint filed by the FBI charging that Shoffner had conspired to commit extortion "under color of official acts, in return for official acts as Arkansas State Treasurer" since 2009.

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