Bribery Trial Of Ex-Oklahoma Lawmaker To Resume

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 7:45 pm
By: News On 6

The bribery trial of former state Rep. Randy Terrill is scheduled to resume.

The trial in Oklahoma County District Court is to begin its second week on Monday.

Terrill -- A Republican -- is charged with offering to set up former Democratic state Sen. Debbe Leftwich with an $80,000-a-year job at the state medical examiner's office in exchange for Leftwich agreeing not to run for re-election in 2010. Leftwich is scheduled to go on trial in December.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege Terrill wanted a Republican colleague to run for Leftwich's Senate seat.

Former Gov. Brad Henry testified last week that he vetoed bills to create the state job and to divert $90,000 to the agency after learning of an investigation into the alleged scheme.