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12:04 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Wrong Side of the Law?

Tulsa, OK – 5 Okla lawmen indicted, arrested

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prosecutors say four current Tulsa police officers and one former officer have been arrested and indicted in connection with a corruption probe.

U.S. Attorney Jane Duke in Arkansas said Tuesday two indictments were unsealed after Earnest Bonham, Nick DeBruin, Jeff Henderson, Harold Wells and Bill Yelton made initial court appearances.

Records show Henderson and Yelton remained at the Tulsa Jail without bond, and the others were released on $50,000 unsecured bond.

The indictment alleged Henderson and Yelton persuaded a witness to testify falsely against a man who was convicted in a drug case and sent to prison. Bonham, DeBruin and Wells were accused of planting drug evidence on people they arrested.

Henderson's attorney, Chad Greer, couldn't be reached for comment.

Duke was appointed to the case after federal prosecutors in Tulsa recused themselves.