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Trial of Former Senator Postponed to Feb. 13 (May 03, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the trial of the former leader of the Oklahoma Senate and two co-defendants on charges of conspiring to use the senator's influence on legislation.

Former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan of Stillwater has been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy, extortion and mail fraud charges. He is accused of conspiring with lobbyist William Skeith and attorney Martin Stringer to steer bills on behalf of two companies from 2004 until he left the Senate in 2008.

Skeith and Stringer face conspiracy, extortion and mail fraud charges. All three defendants have pleaded not guilty.

The trial was set for May 9, but U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron signed an order Tuesday postponing it until Feb. 13, 2012. The order says defense attorneys need more time to prepare.



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