Sapulpa Businessman Enters Plea In City of Tulsa Bribery Case

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:59 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A Sapulpa businessman pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to bribing a Tulsa city official.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 49-year-old Harlan Yocham pleaded guilty to procurement fraud bribery and has agreed to pay the city of Tulsa $10,000.

During a hearing Tuesday, Yocham admitted he paid a bribe to former city of Tulsa Public Works manager Albert Martinez.

8/28/2009 Related story: Ex Tulsa Public Works Official Pleads Guilty To Corruption

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

Yocham is scheduled to be sentenced December 14th.   He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.