Election Lawsuit

Oklahoma City, OK – Jones sues over lost elections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Republican Party Chairman Gary Jones has filed a lawsuit that claims he was cheated out of election as state auditor and inspector in 2002 and 2006.

Jones filed the lawsuit Monday in Logan County. It asks for unspecified damages from former Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan and his wife, former state Sen. Gene Stipe and former Auditor Clifton Scott, among others.

Jones alleges the defendants committed fraud, violated federal racketeering statutes and intentionally inflicted emotional distress.

Jeff McMahan is serving eight years and one month in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy in June 2008. He was convicted of taking illegal campaign contributions, trips and jewelry.

McMahan's wife Lori is serving six-and-a-half years after being convicted in the same trial.