Former Oklahoma Lawmaker Indicted By OKC Federal Grand Jury


Thursday, March 31st 2011, 10:23 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City has indicted former State Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan on 63 counts of bribery and extortion.

Morgan is accused of accepting more than $400,000 worth of bribes during his time in office.

The indictments alleges Morgan received payments from multiple companies.

Those indictments allege Morgan received payments from a company that wanted to build a landfill, another that wanted to build a power plant and another that wanted to limit the state Health Department's regulation of assisted-living centers.

Morgan's attorney, David Ogle says the indictment is politically motivated.

Morgan is a Stillwater attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.