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Feds Say Arkansas Orthodontist Exchanged Free Dental Work For Political Favors

August 20, 2019
by The Washington Times


An Arkansas orthodontist is facing federal criminal charges after prosecutors said Monday he gave a state senator’s family free dental work in exchange for political favors.

Dr. Benjamin Gray Burris is charged with 15 criminal counts including honest services wire fraud and conspiracy.

Prosecutors say Dr. Burris between 2014 and 2016 bribed former Republican state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson with free orthodontic services for his family, use of a private plane to attend a football game and paid the official’s law firm roughly $157,500.

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