Local & Regional
Sun September 18, 2011
AG Finds No Conflict
Oklahoma City, OK – AG opinion: No conflict in work by gov.'s husband
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma attorney general's office says the husband of Gov. Mary Fallin is not prohibited by state law from doing legal work for the University of Oklahoma or the state's workers' compensation agency.
Fallin asked for the opinion after her husband Wade Christensen resigned from his law firm because it represents OU and CompSource Oklahoma. The state constitution prohibits a governor's spouse from receiving any payment from public funds.
The opinion released Friday says CompSource does not receive public funds and that funds for the university don't come directly from the state budget and are distributed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Christensen now has his own law practice and Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said he will not resume work for OU or CompSource.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.