Arkansas housing chief pleads not guilty to violating Freedom of Information Act

A housing agency's leader Little Rock, Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Act by withholding documents from an Arkansas newspaper.

Metropolitan Housing Alliance Executive Director Rodney Forte entered the plea Thursday and is set to stand trial on the misdemeanor charge in January, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) reported.

A Little Rock judge issued an arrest warrant for Forte in October over accusations that he failed to provide documents that the newspaper requested during a three-month period. Continue>>>