Local & Regional
Mon January 3, 2011
State Lawmakers Surrender
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A member of the Oklahoma House and a former member of the state Senate who face felony bribery charges have turned themselves in at the Oklahoma County jail.
County sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers says former Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City was booked at 10 a.m. and state Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore followed at 10:15 a.m. Myers says both have already left the jail.
Terrill and Leftwich are scheduled to make their initial court appearances in the case Monday afternoon.
Felony bribery charges were filed on Dec. 22. An affidavit alleges Terrill offered Leftwich an $80,000-per-year job at the state medical examiner's office in exchange for her agreement not to seek re-election so another state lawmaker, Rep. Mike Christian, could run for the job. Christian was not charged.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.