KGOU Pledge Online Today!Follow Us at FacebookLive Streaming
Trial Ordered in Okla. Legislature Bribery Case (Nov 04, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma County judge has ruled an Oklahoma legislator and a former state senator should be tried on bribery charges.

Friday's ruling means that Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and ex-Sen. Debbe Leftwich are to defend themselves against felony charges that, if they're convicted, could result in 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors allege that Terrill, a Republican from Moore, offered Leftwich, a Democrat from Oklahoma City, an $80,000-a-year job at the state Medical Examiner's Office last year in exchange for Leftwich's promise not to seek re-election so that a Republican colleague could run.

Rep. Mike Christian of Oklahoma City announced for the seat but pulled out when the investigation was announced.

Christian wasn't charged. He instead pursued a successful re-election effort to his House seat.

Terrill and Leftwich have denied the allegations.

« back


High Speed Low Speed streaming issues High Speed Low Speed streaming issues