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Wed February 6, 2013
Court Sets Argument Date in Tulsa Officer's Appeal
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has set a March 7 date for attorneys of an imprisoned former Tulsa police officer to argue why his 2011 conviction should be overturned.
Former-Cpl. Harold Wells, a 35-year-police veteran, is appealing his conviction to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
Wells is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in police corruption in Tulsa. He was among 11 officers charged or named as unindicted co-conspirators in the scandal, which was among the worst to ever hit the department.
Wells' attorney has described his client as a model officer who got caught up through no fault of his own with other convicted Tulsa officers as the government probe went on.
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