Former ATF Agent's Mistress Testifies In Tulsa Police Corruption Trial


Thursday, August 11th 2011, 9:20 am
By: News On 6


Lori Fullbright, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Prosecutors are close to wrapping up their case in the corruption trial of Tulsa police officers Bill Yelton and Jeff Henderson.

8/10/2011 Related Story: Day 8: Ex-Cons Testify In Tulsa Police Corruption Trial

The prosecution could rest Friday, then attorneys for Yelton and Henderson will begin calling their witnesses.

Prosecutors must prove each and every charge, 53 for Henderson and 8 for Yelton, so it's taken awhile.

On Thursday, they focused on bribery and perjury counts.

The former mistress of ATF agent Brandon McFadden took the stand.

She said McFadden told her he was going through a divorce when they first started dating, but he never did. She said he also told her he was innocent, so she was surprised when he pleaded guilty.

She said she was worried about McFadden's attorney and knew he was concerned about paying for an attorney and she mentioned those facts to the private eye working for Jeff Henderson's attorney.

She said the private eye mentioned Tulsa attorney Clark Brewster had offered to represent Henderson for free, but Henderson declined, so maybe McFadden should call Brewster for a similar deal.

Prosecutors say Henderson was bribing McFadden with a free attorney to keep McFadden from cooperating with the feds.

However, Henderson's attorney showed that Henderson told McFadden his current attorney was great, which they say is proof Henderson wasn't trying to bribe McFadden to switch and in fact, he did not switch attorneys.

Another witness testified that he was in Texas when officers Henderson and Yelton claimed they did surveillance on him at his home in Tulsa right before they served a search warrant for cocaine. He had documents proving he was in Texas, so the charges were dismissed.

The prosecutor on that case says the officers either lied in their affidavit and on the stand or were mistaken.

The trial is expected to last two more weeks.

Tulsa attorney Clark Brewster later offered to represent the City of Tulsa for free to handle the civil rights violation lawsuits people have filed and planned to file, as a result of the police corruption investigation.