Tulsa, Ok – 3 cases tossed as part of Okla. corruption probe
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three more people have been freed from prison or had their cases dismissed as part of an investigation into corruption at the Tulsa Police Department.
The Tulsa World reports that Ivan Silva-Arzeta was freed from a Texas detention center Dec. 10. Arzeta, an undocumented immigrant, pleaded guilty to other charges, including falsely using a Social Security number, and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-Okla. lawmakers get Insurance Department jobs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Three former state legislators will take positions at the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
Incoming Insurance Commissioner John Doak announced Thursday that ex-state Sens. Randy Brogdon and Owen Laughlin and former Rep. Mike Thompson will be serving in his administration as deputy insurance commissioners.
Brogdon lost the GOP gubernatorial primary last year to U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, who eventually won the governor's race.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today the City of Tulsa's sales tax revenue for mid-November to mid-December, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, is 5.9 percent above the same period last year.
"That's good news," the mayor said, "and, with the consensus of the City Council, we have implemented several budget amendments to restore employee pay, cut furlough days, add a planning director and more.