Attorney For Tulsa Mayor Asks For Delay In Ethics Inquiry

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 5:30 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News on 6 

TULSA, OK -- Mayor Dewey Bartlett's attorney has asked the City Auditor to delay action on an ethics complaint until he can "file a comprehensive response" on behalf of Bartlett.

Joel Wohlgemuth sent a letter Wednesday to City Auditor Preston Doerflinger asking him to not take any action until Doerflinger receives the response to the complaint, which according to Wohlgemuth, will be no later than Monday.

Read the letter

In the letter, Wohlgemuth describes the ethics complaint, which he says he obtained from a story posted on, as "meritless and baseless."

The ethics complaint is based on Bartlett's use of free legal services from Wohlgemuth, who is also a contract attorney for the City of Tulsa. Wohlgemuth, according to the Mayor's spokesman, has pledged to take no city work while he is representing Bartlett.

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