Former executive pleaded guilty to bribing an Arkansas state senator for his own gain


Ar. — A former executive involved in a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme pleaded guilty today to bribing an Arkansas state senator.

Robin Raveendran, 63, was an executive involved in the corruption scheme done through the charity “Preferred Family Healthcare”. 

Raveendran was a director of operations with the charity from 2014 to 2017 and admitted to participating in a conspiracy to bribe then-Arkansas state Senator Jeremy Young Hutchinson.

The bribe’s were an attempt to influence Hutchinson in exchange for legislative action which would be favorable to Preferred Family Healthcare and its executives.
The admission of guilt in this case is also affecting Hutchinson’s case in connection to this scheme. 

Hutchinson has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges in his case. 

He is among several lawmakers in Arkansas caught up in corruption investigations since early 2017.

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