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Tue December 15, 2009

Public Works Sentence

Tulsa, OK – Owasso man sentenced to almost 5 years

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Owasso man who headed a construction company has been sentenced in federal court to four years and nine months in prison for his role in bribing a Tulsa public works official.

Max Elliot Wolf, president of Horizon Construction Co., pleaded guilty in September to one count of procurement fraud bribery. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Terence Kern.

The judge said Wolf had already paid more than $939,000 in restitution.

The 57-year-old was charged in a Jan. 15 indictment that accused him of taking part in bribery and fraud schemes that purportedly involved millions of dollars intended for city streets, bridges and other public-works projects.

A former Tulsa field engineering manager named Albert Martinez pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to bribery conspiracy, mail fraud conspiracy and procurement fraud. He is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 11.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com