Ouachita County judge indicted

Ouachita County judge indicted

There are 102 comments on the Arkansas Times story from Jan 17, 2013, titled Ouachita County judge indicted. In it, Arkansas Times reports that:

Ouachita County Judge James Michael Hesterly has been charged in a federal indictment with awarding a federally financed disaster relief contract to a Bearden man in return for a campaign finance contribution in 2010.

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Willie Nelson

United States

#22 Jan 21, 2013
No "Angles" here
CSI

Camden, AR

#23 Jan 22, 2013
I guess none of you watch television. If you watch CSI Miami you would be aware that it ain't what you know - it's what you can prove. The only difference between him and the rest is that he is the one that got caught.
mary

Grapevine, TX

#24 Jan 22, 2013
the real crook here is davis dozer who probably came up with the whole thing and went to the clemmons guy! but i bet they did not tell the judge what they were doing!! so where are the charges against davis dozer!! i would.have threatened anyone taking my kids away from me to and giving them to a skank like his.exwife!! one of the kids he is raising is hers and not his but the child wont live with her!! oh. yea he sounds bad!! a man that does a good job raising kids!!!!!!!!!!
t a c

Terrell, TX

#25 Jan 22, 2013
i agree wth mary, he is a good guy who has done alot for our county. how many of those old dirt roads have pavement on them now???? i grew up on one of those roads,and ate dust off that s.o.b. untill mike fixed it!!! i've also watched him with the kids, he carried them to school everyday and made sure they had all they needed. what did davis do besides run bills up everywhere and not pay em!!!!
OGV

Fordyce, AR

#26 Jan 22, 2013
His top man Jerry proberly did it, good old boy! He knows more about the county than Mike.
Scott Tedder for Realz

Lockhart, TX

#27 Jan 22, 2013
t a c wrote:
i agree wth mary, he is a good guy who has done alot for our county. how many of those old dirt roads have pavement on them now???? i grew up on one of those roads,and ate dust off that s.o.b. untill mike fixed it!!! i've also watched him with the kids, he carried them to school everyday and made sure they had all they needed. what did davis do besides run bills up everywhere and not pay em!!!!
Davis brothers? They wouldn't cheat anyone
I was at first appearance

El Dorado, AR

#28 Jan 22, 2013
Bill wrote:
He want get out of it he threatened two US MARSHALS and his ex wife Lee and they played it in the first appearance!
Were you there? I was. Nothing was played. Get your facts straight. Some ex spouses like to LIE TOO.

“O.G.”

Since: Aug 09

Original Gamester

#29 Jan 23, 2013
mary wrote:
the real crook here is davis dozer who probably came up with the whole thing and went to the clemmons guy! but i bet they did not tell the judge what they were doing!! so where are the charges against davis dozer!! i would.have threatened anyone taking my kids away from me to and giving them to a skank like his.exwife!! one of the kids he is raising is hers and not his but the child wont live with her!! oh. yea he sounds bad!! a man that does a good job raising kids!!!!!!!!!!
That must be why Davis is sitting in jail? Oh wait! It's Hesterly that's in jail. What was the point you were trying to make? Are you trying to say that you can't charge someone with a crime they didn't commit? Or are you saying Davis should be arrested for Hesterly's crimes? What does any of it have to do with raising kids? Prison is full of parents who love their children.
Booty Hole

Lockhart, TX

#30 Jan 23, 2013
Deakon wrote:
<quoted text>That must be why Davis is sitting in jail? Oh wait! It's Hesterly that's in jail. What was the point you were trying to make? Are you trying to say that you can't charge someone with a crime they didn't commit? Or are you saying Davis should be arrested for Hesterly's crimes? What does any of it have to do with raising kids? Prison is full of parents who love their children.
Can't answer that. But this Eagle Endeavor project seems to be getting a new law suit almost every day.
Red Wiener Posse

Lockhart, TX

#31 Jan 23, 2013
Deakon wrote:
<quoted text>That must be why Davis is sitting in jail? Oh wait! It's Hesterly that's in jail. What was the point you were trying to make? Are you trying to say that you can't charge someone with a crime they didn't commit? Or are you saying Davis should be arrested for Hesterly's crimes? What does any of it have to do with raising kids? Prison is full of parents who love their children.
Yeah! Where all that money went?
george

United States

#32 Jan 23, 2013
Deakon wrote:
<quoted text>
That must be why Davis is sitting in jail? Oh wait! It's Hesterly that's in jail. What was the point you were trying to make? Are you trying to say that you can't charge someone with a crime they didn't commit? Or are you saying Davis should be arrested for Hesterly's crimes? What does any of it have to do with raising kids? Prison is full of parents who love their children.
What mary is saying is davis is not sitting in jail where he belongs is because he did something else wrong and got into trouble so the feds are using him to lie about the judge!!!! I happen to know he stole a bunch of timber on top of owing everyone in town!!!

“O.G.”

Since: Aug 09

Original Gamester

#33 Jan 23, 2013
george wrote:
<quoted text>
What mary is saying is davis is not sitting in jail where he belongs is because he did something else wrong and got into trouble so the feds are using him to lie about the judge!!!! I happen to know he stole a bunch of timber on top of owing everyone in town!!!
So let me get this straight. You are suggesting that Davis did something illegal so the FBI is blackmailing him into making up lies about Hesterly so they can prosecute Hesterly (who I'm assuming you believe is innocent)? Is that supposed to make sense or something because it doesn't.
Booty Hole

Lockhart, TX

#34 Jan 23, 2013
Deakon wrote:
<quoted text>So let me get this straight. You are suggesting that Davis did something illegal so the FBI is blackmailing him into making up lies about Hesterly so they can prosecute Hesterly (who I'm assuming you believe is innocent)? Is that supposed to make sense or something because it doesn't.
Lock them all up
grannysticks

Camden, AR

#35 Jan 23, 2013
Deacon, afraid that you can't argue with anyone one here and come out a winner ;) It is interesting that Jeff Davis is mixed up in this mess. Mike Hesterly is known as being a quick tempered man. Sure he is a great Father. Wished that he would have made better judgements for the sake of his kids and parents, which are in bad health. I know come election time lots of folks in Ouachita County have and had their roads repaved etc. :) Now that's throwing one's weight around.....

“O.G.”

Since: Aug 09

Original Gamester

#36 Jan 23, 2013
grannysticks wrote:
Deacon, afraid that you can't argue with anyone one here and come out a winner ;) It is interesting that Jeff Davis is mixed up in this mess. Mike Hesterly is known as being a quick tempered man. Sure he is a great Father. Wished that he would have made better judgements for the sake of his kids and parents, which are in bad health. I know come election time lots of folks in Ouachita County have and had their roads repaved etc.:) Now that's throwing one's weight around.....
I'm not trying to win anything. I just like pointing out absurd things. Someone trying to say that the FBI would not prosecute someone for committing a crime and instead blackmailing them to lie about someone who's innocent so they can let the guilty go free and arrest the innocent person is just silly. Is that they way local law enforcement works or something?

Say Mary is right. Say Davis was guilty of something and the FBI was using it as leverage to trump up chrages against Hesterly. Why? What reason would the FBI have to trump up charges against Hesterly? Is his road-paving prowess and national security threat? lol
Observer

Camden, AR

#37 Jan 23, 2013
Deakon .... it's been a long time ... I've been lurking ... listening .... watching. I have to ask why your avatar background is in color and no one else's is?
retarded

Pearcy, AR

#38 Jan 23, 2013
Observer wrote:
Deakon .... it's been a long time ... I've been lurking ... listening .... watching. I have to ask why your avatar background is in color and no one else's is?
u need to listen n watch sum moor how u gonn b on a topic and doan no no thing?

“O.G.”

Since: Aug 09

Original Gamester

#39 Jan 23, 2013
Observer wrote:
Deakon .... it's been a long time ... I've been lurking ... listening .... watching. I have to ask why your avatar background is in color and no one else's is?
I like to think it's because I'm special but it's really just because I have a registered account.
grannysticks

Camden, AR

#40 Jan 24, 2013
Had jury duty yesterday and heard that both Clemmons and Hesterly will be on trial in El Dorado in early March. What do others think about our court system in Ouachita County? So glad I didn't get picked yesterday. They told us to turn off our cell phones, take off our hats off and not to drink or eat in the court room which was fine with me. I guess the same doesn't go for the people working in the court room which where drinking Dr. Pepper and Coke out of bottles and the young bailiff (/) was sitting down and snacking on something and playing with his cell phone. I better hush or might be sitting in jail with Mr. Hesterly :)That's my soap box for the day....
Well it seems

El Dorado, AR

#41 Jan 24, 2013
I read in the Ark.Dem.Gazette THAT ON HESTERLY'S CAMPAIGN REPORT THAT NO CONTRIBUTION WAS DOWN FROM CLEMMONS. SO I BET THAT LITTLE POSSE GROUP THAT HAS WANTED TO RUN HIM OUT OF OFFICE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME OF THIS ALONG WITH AN IRRITATAED EX THAT WANTS TO GET HIM. KNOW THE FACTS PEOPLE. WOULD HE REALLY BE STUPID WHEN HE HAS HAD THE JOB THAT LONG AND KNOWS THE LAW. HOPE HE WALKS.

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