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8:06 am
Tue January 4, 2011

UPDATE: State Corruption Case

Oklahoma City, OK – Terrill, Leftwich turn selves in on charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A member of the Oklahoma House and a former member of the state Senate who face felony bribery charges have made their initial court appearance.

Oklahoma County Special Judge Russell Hall entered not guilty pleas on Monday afternoon for Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and former Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City. Hall set their next court appearance for March 17. Leftwich and Terrill are free on a $2,000 bond.

Earlier Monday, Leftwich and Terrill were booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

The 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.