Arkansas Ethics Commisson sets hearing for campaign law violations of LRSD board member and past president Vicki Hatter
In September 2021, we reported on a complaint filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission by our Russ Racop regarding serious criminal violations of Arkansas campaign finance laws by Vicki Hatter.
You can read that story by clicking here.
Apparently Hatter refused to accept a settlement offer by the commission and that has resulted in their scheduling a final hearing on the complaint on June 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
The Ethics Commission won't deal with the question of Hatter's residency but public records suggest she did not and doesn't reside in the zone she was elected to represent.
If this problem isn't bad enough for Hatter, she has debt collectors suing her and trying to serve her with legal papers.
Note to the Dowler Law Firm... you can effect service on her at a LRSD Board meeting or try and catch her at her final hearing at the Ethics Commission on June 10th (if she bothers to show up).
Hatter does have a history of failing to appear for legal proceedings.
Back in 2015, she was cited for several misdemeanor offenses relating to a speeding ticket and failing to pay the court ordered fine pursuant to an agreed upon payment plan.
A warrant was issued for her arrest and she made a payment. Hatter had multiple arrest warrants issued for failing to make the balance of the court ordered fine. It took over a year to get that matter resolved.
Hatter also was the subject of a state tax lien for failing to pay state income taxes when due (a felony offense).And in 2020, Hatter was issued a citation by LRPD for failure to register her vehicle and have a valid license plate.
This was during the height of the pandemic when courts were holding Zoom hearings. She ditched a hearing with the excuse she had "no internet access".
Funny, because at the same time she was appearing in Zoom school board meetings.
Hatter needs to be censored by the LRSD school board and she needs to resign her position.
We don't need corrupt, dishonest individuals involved with the education of our children and the expenditure of public funds.
Our Russ Racop reports that he received a copy of a signed settlement letter from the Ethics Commission in which Hatter admitted her criminal activities.