Former Skiatook School Superintendent Gets Suspended Sentence

Friday, June 15th 2012, 12:20 pm
By: Dee Duren

A former Skiatook school superintendent who pleaded guilty to bribery was sentenced in Tulsa County court Friday.

Dr. Gary Johnson received 15 years each on four counts of soliciting or accepting a bribe as a public employee with all sentences suspended. The sentences will run concurrently.

He was also ordered to pay $657,197 in restitution and $1,200 in fines plus court costs.

A state audit in 2010 revealed that Skiatook Schools had wasted half a million dollars paying double, triple, even quadruple the prices for goods like cleaning supplies and equipment. Prosecutors say Oklahoma City businessman Rick Enos paid Johnson off with more than $28,000 in bribes to keep the contract with the school system.

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The case is set for judicial review on July 27 for possible adjustment in the amount of restitution and modification of the sentence.

Sentencing for Enos, the businessman accused in the bribery investigation, was passed to July 13.