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Judge Drops Charges Against Lobbyist (Feb 24, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed all 62 criminal counts against a lobbyist and 32 counts against an attorney who were accused of conspiring with the former leader of the Oklahoma Senate to illegally take more than $400,000 from three companies.

U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron handed down the ruling Friday after the government rested its case in the trial of former Senate President pro Tem Mike Morgan. Extortion, bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud charges against Morgan still stand.

Morgan is accused of conspiring with lobbyist William Skeith and attorney Ed Martin Stringer, who were charged with conspiracy, extortion and mail fraud.

Cauthron dismissed all charges against Skeith and charges against Stringer that involved one of the companies, Tenaska Inc.

Defense lawyers present evidence Monday as Morgan's trial continues.


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