Morgan trial: All counts against Skeith dismissed; Stringer counts cut in half (access required)

A visibly relieved Andy Skeith bowed his head Friday afternoon as U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron dismissed all 62 counts against him in a federal case in which prosecutors alleged that Skeith, Oklahoma City attorney Martin Stringer and former Senate ...

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Morgan trial brief: All counts against lobbyist Skeith dismissed (access required)

NOTE: More complete article to follow: U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron dismissed all 62 counts of extortion, conspiracy and mail fraud against lobbyist Andy Skeith of Edmond Friday afternoon, also dismissing counts 31-62 (the Tenaska counts) that a federal grand ...

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Morgan trial witness: Senator asked for money to help with health department regulation dispute (access required)

Dressed in jeans and a green-checked shirt and carrying a black western hat like the rancher he has been, former race track veterinarian and law school graduate Sam Crosby describes a 2006 meeting in the office of then-Senate leader Mike ...

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Morgan trial … (access required)

See quick posts from morning session on Tenaska/GRDA coal-fired power plant project, legislation, discussion of Morgan contract termination, what company executives had to say, etc., @mprice2011 on Twitter. Sorry if tweets seem a bit scarce–no tweeting from federal court (no cell ...

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Morgan trial: Pro-Tenaska/GRDA bill failed in Morgan committee (access required)

Legislation that would have actually helped a coal-fired power plant project between Tenaska Inc. and the Grand River Dam Authority died in the Senate Appropriations Committee in early March 2005 when Sen. Mike Morgan, Stillwater, chaired the budget panel, Morgan’s ...

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Morgan trial: Herbert calls relationship with FBI agents casual, offhand (access required)

Former state Sen. Dave Herbert acknowledged Tuesday that he is “golfing buddies” with a couple of FBI agents, including one who was sitting at the prosecution table in former Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan’s federal extortion and bribery trial. ...

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Rousselot bill to freeze GRDA raw water sale rates passes subcommittee unanimously (access required)

Under a bill that gained passage out of the House A&B Subcom. on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services Monday, the Grand River Dam Authority would be prohibited from raising rates on raw water sales for five years. In a humorous ...

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Sherrer's bill cracking down on bogus "independent contractor" designation clears committee (access required)

Rep. Ben Sherrer’s bill to crack down on employers who misclassify workers as “independent contractors” to avoid carrying workers’ compensation insurance or paying unemployment, social security and other taxes gained a unanimous vote from the judiciary subcommittee of the House ...

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