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FBI Created Fake Company (Feb 06, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The FBI created a fake company so an agent could secretly investigate the Oklahoma Legislature for corruption.

According to a copyright story in Sunday's The Oklahoman, Road Safety International LLC listed an Alpharetta, Ga. address and filed organizational paperwork with the Georgia Secretary of State. The company created a website and joined the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors. The story says no one was charged, and the company ceased to exist last year.

The undercover operation was revealed after lobbyist Andrew Skeith, ex-Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan and attorney Martin Stringer were indicted on bribery and conspiracy counts. The fake company hired Skeith to help promote road reflectors to state officials.

Federal prosecutors say the undercover operation was only "tangentially related" to the indictment.

The FBI declined comment.


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