Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Charges dismissed against former City Treasurer
Charges pending against former Helena-West Helena Treasurer, Michael Boone, have been dismissed as of May 13, 2011. Boone had been facing charges of Violation of Municipal Accounting Law, an unclassified misdemeanor, in Phillips County Circuit Court. Those charges were filed on June 24, 2010 accusing Boone of failing to keep records required by the Arkansas Municipal Accounting Law. Boone filed for re-election but was defeated in the previous general election by Patrick Roberson. When reached for comment, Boone stated "I was prepared to defend myself against the charges but, I am also relieved that they have been dismissed."