FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - Randell Shelton Jr., a co-defendant of former State Senator Jon Woods, was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison on Thursday. He has also been ordered to pay $660,698 in restitution.
Shelton, a professional consultant, was found guilty on May 3 on 12 of 15 charges including fraud and corruption for his role in a kickback scheme involving Woods and Ecclesia College. He received 6 years each for counts 1, 3, 5-13, and 16. His sentence will run concurrently, so he will only serve six years.
Woods was sentenced to 18 years and 4 months in prison on Sept. 5.
His full term is 220 months and 120 months will be served concurrently. Woods was also ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution and $1,500 in court fines.
Joshua Michael Thacker, 30, of Bauxite, is jailed on a string of charges.
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