A special state prosecutor announced that today, Monday, January 23, Robert Dennis Altes has pleaded guilty to one count of Abuse of Public Trust.
In a press release, Special Prosecutor Emily White stated:
“Today, the State of Arkansas resolved the criminal case against Robert Dennis Altes, via agreement with the Defendant and on advise of his attorney, John Everett.
The Defendant entered into a negotiated plea of guilty to one count of Abuse of Public Trust, in violation of Ark. Code Ann. 5-52-101, a class A misdemeanor. The Defendant was sentenced to 1 year of probation, to pay a fine of $250.00 and standard court costs, commit no future criminal violations within the upcoming year and be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Act 346.
I would specifically like to thank the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Public Integrity Division, and Investigator J.P. Massiet for his diligent efforts in this criminal investigation and successful prosecution.”
Arkansas Attorney General, Tim Griffin, also issued a statement:
Thank you to Special Prosecutor Emily White for her prosecution of Robert Dennis Altes. I also want to thank Investigator JayP Massiet of our Special Investigations Division’s Public Integrity Unit for all his hard work investigating this case. I will continue to make public integrity cases a priority and will pursue them wherever they lead.”