Lake View: AG tampered with witness

(March 9, 2004) — (Little Rock-AP) -- The Lake View school district is accusing Attorney General Mike Beebe's office of witness tampering. An attorney for the school district has filed a motion for contempt against the state in the ongoing school-funding lawsuit. The motion claims an official with Beebe's office erred by having a conversation with a witness for the school district. The witness later refused to testify. In its case before the state Supreme Court, Lake View claims the state has failed to adequately fund its public schools.