Local & Regional
6:18 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

UPDATE: Public Works Scandal

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The president of a Tulsa construction company has pleaded guilty in federal court to bribing a city public works official.

Max Elliot Wolf of Owasso entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa to one count of procurement fraud bribery.

The 57-year-old president of Horizon Construction Company acknowledged he made several bribery payments to a former Tulsa Public Works field engineering manager. Federal prosecutors say the payments were in exchange for the manager certifying fraudulent and inflated invoices submitted by the company.

Wolf also agreed to pay the city nearly $1 million in restitution.

Wolf is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in the public works corruption cases. He faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 14.