|Former Fall River County States Attorney reprimanded|
|Friday, 22 April 2011 15:35|
Russell held the position of Fall River County state's attorney from 2000 to 2008.During that time, he helped to prosecute the Hot Springs mayor for charges of neglect of duty or misconduct surrounding a land-swap and construction deal involving the Southern Hills Golf Course.
The Supreme Court found Russell used the grand jury in that case for political purposes rather than for law enforcement. Russell also published the grand jury transcript on his website. The Supreme Court also said Russell improperly issued a press release criticizing Seventh Circuit Judge Jeff Davis during a murder trail. Russell conceded that his conduct was improper and he made mistakes.