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Fri January 4, 2013

Perjury Indictment Dismissed at AG's Request

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A perjury indictment against a former official with an Arkansas telecommunications company has been dismissed at the request of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office.

Eddie Bryson is the former vice president and general manager of Oklahoma operations for Windstream Corp. He was indicted by Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury in September.

He was accused of lying to the grand jury about basketball tournament tickets that he gave to former Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sisney.

An order filed in Oklahoma County District Court indicates the perjury charge was dismissed on Thursday. Court papers state Bryson fully cooperated in the investigation of the case and denies wrongdoing.

Last month, bribery and conspiracy charges against Sisney were dismissed by prosecutors who agreed to defer prosecution for one year. Sisney had pleaded not guilty.