Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed felony fraud charges today against a contractor that homeowners claim accepted payment for roof repairs that were not performed. Six counts of violating the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act were filed in Oklahoma County, two ...Read More »
House members have until June 14 to file requests for interims studies this year, and they haven’t been shy about doing so up to this point. Requests now total 42, and counting. Last session saw almost 70 requests approved. One ...Read More »
Attorney John Merritt suspended from law practice following complaint of misappropriating client funds, manufacturing a court order
Long-time Oklahoma City attorney John Merritt has been suspended from practicing law by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, pending the outcome of an Oklahoma Bar Association complaint against him. In its April 26 complaint, the bar association alleges that on the ...
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A new law recently signed by Gov. Mary Fallin will protect homeowners and purchasers by prohibiting private transfer fees that could affect the titles to their property, says Rep. Steve Martin, R-Bartlesville. “This is a method that developers came up with ...Read More »
The last of four indictments issued by the multicounty grand jury in May was unsealed Friday in Cleveland County, accusing Roland Benevides, of Norman, violating Oklahoma anti-gambling laws. Benevides, 44, is charged with three counts: Violating the anti-gambling act, using ...Read More »
Just flipping through the 30 or so study proposal requests House members have already filed for the 2011 interim. About half have been filed by either Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, or Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, with McCullough having about a ...
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An eight-count multicounty grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday accuses former Pittsburg County drug court coordinator Angela Marie Marcum, 53, of embezzlement of public money and property and stealing or destroying public records. Marcum is charged with one count each of ...Read More »
Gross receipts to the Oklahoma state treasury totaled $10.07 billion for the 12 months ending in May, the first time the 12-month total has topped $10 billion since August 2009, State Treasurer Ken Miller said Thursday. “We’re seeing a continuation of ...Read More »
Gov. Mary Fallin has set Tuesday, Oct. 11, as the date for a special election to select a new state senator to serve out the remaining term of Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, who is stepping down July 1 to ...Read More »
An attorney for broadcasters who challenged Garfield County District Judge Paul Woodward’s order banning television cameras from the third-floor hallways of the Oklahoma County Courthouse told Associated Press Thursday that the TV stations have decided not to appeal Woodward’s decision. Following a Tuesday ...Read More »