Owasso Man Pleads Guilty To Bribery Of Tulsa Official

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 3:20 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- An Owasso businessman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to bribing a Tulsa city official.

Max Elliot Wolf, age 57, president of Horizon Construction Company, Inc., pleaded guilty to Procurement Fraud Bribery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He also agreed to pay the City of Tulsa restitution in the amount of $939,078.56.

Wolf admitted that from mid-2005 until June 2008 he made numerous bribery payments to  Albert Martinez, former Tulsa Public Works Field Engineering Manager, with the intent to influence and reward Martinez for certifying fraudulent inflated invoices submitted by Horizon.

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He is the fifth person to plead guilty in the city of Tulsa Public Works corruption investigation.

Wolf's sentencing is set for December 14, 2009, after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. Wolf faces a prison sentence of up to 5 years and a fine of $250,000.