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Terrill bribery case may go to jury Tuesday; former lawmaker to testify in his own defense (access required)

Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong told jurors at the end of Monday’s session in the Randy Terrill bribery trial to expect a long day Tuesday, indicating that she expects the case to go to the jury by the end of the day.

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Henry: Veto of medical examiner reform bill difficult, but needed due to unnecessary, money-wasting transition coordinator post (access required)

Former Gov. Brad Henry would much rather not have been subpoenaed as a witness in the bribery trial of former Rep. Randy Terrill, whom he considers a friend. He said as much following his testimony Wednesday afternoon.

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State attorney says measure that created job at center of Terrill bribery trial was unenforceable (access required)

The state job prosecutors allege former Republican Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore created in 2010 for then-Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, could not have been filled when Terrill was pushing for it because legislation for it was still on Gov. Brad Henry’s desk that June, a state attorney testified Wednesday morning.

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Defense attorney tells jury that Terrill will testify at bribery trial (access required)

Former Moore Rep. Randy Terrill, on trial for allegedly bribing former Sen. Debbe Leftwich to withdraw from seeking re-election in exchange for a newly created job, will testify at his trial, attorney Chris Eulberg told jurors Monday morning at the close of his opening statement.

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Jury seated in Terrill bribery trial; opening statements likely tomorrow (access required)

The seven men and five women seated Monday evening on the jury for the bribery trial of former Moore Rep. Randy Terrill come from a jury pool many of whose questioned members told attorneys they lean more toward liberal than conservative and are largely nonpolitical, with close to half expressing a generally positive view of government.

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Terrill bribery trial begins Monday, after three years of investigation, legal wrangling, trial and appellate court rulings and some concern that allowing the case to proceed has damaged legislative independence (access required)

On Dec. 22, 2010, the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office charged then-Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, and former Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, of committing the felony of bribery when Leftwich agreed not to seek re-election in exchange for Terrill’s creation of a new, $80,000 job for her in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Almost three years later, Terrill’s …

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Lack of trooper pay raise, equipment allowance boost may have unexpected legislative casualty (access required)

A legislator and retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper is thinking of giving up his committee chairmanship because of what he sees as lack of respect for his fellow officers in the legislature’s failure, not only to give them a pay increase, but even to expand the equipment allowance from which they buy their own bullets.

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Christian seeks more money in workers’ comp case (access required)

Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, who was awarded $61,560 in July on a workers’ compensation claim, is asking the Workers’ Compensation Court for more money.

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Conspiracy charge against Leftwich, Terrill, should fail, defense attorney tells judge (access required)

Prosecutors have not presented sufficient evidence to support adding a charge of conspiracy to the bribery charges pending against Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, and former Sen. Debbe Leftwich, an Oklahoma City Democrat, Leftwich’s attorney tells District Judge Ray Elliott in a brief filed in the case. Elliott is due to rule on attachment of the charge, conspiracy against the state, …

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Judge to rule Monday on state’s move to add conspiracy charge to Leftwich/Terrill bribery trial (access required)

Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott will rule Monday on prosecutors’ request to add a conspiracy count to the felony bribery charges against Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, and former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City. Earlier this month, Special Judge Stephen Alcorn held that the state had not presented sufficient evidence to merit adding a count of conspiracy against the …

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