Former State Senator Seeks Court Hearing Delay
Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 12:28 pm
By: News On 6
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- Former state Senator Gene Stipe is asking for a delay of his probation revocation hearing next week so he can undergo medical treatment. Stipe attorney Clark Brewster says Stipe is to undergo chemotherapy for prostate cancer on Monday when the hearing is scheduled to start.
Brewster also says Stipe can't properly prepare for a mental competency exam before the revocation hearing because he hasn't received a report on his mental status conducted last month at a prison hospital in Missouri.
Defense attorneys also say they have scheduling conflict and that a new four-count indictment charging Stipe and his brother Francis should be merged into the probation revocation hearing.
Stipe is on probation until 2009 after pleading guilty to perjury and violating campaign contribution laws.
Federal prosecutors say Stipe violated that probation by violating campaign contribution laws again in 2006.
3/7/2007 FBI Searches Offices Of Gene Stipe
3/9/2007 Stipe Investigated In Alleged 'Straw Donor' Scheme
3/14/2007 Grand Jury Looking Into Gene Stipe's Finances
3/21/2007 Stipe Business Will Be Run By A Neutral Party
4/1/2003 Former State Senator Gene Stipe Pleads 'Guilty' In Federal Court
4/8/2007 State Charges Possible In Alleged Campaign Scheme
4/18/2007 Jurisdiction Of Stipe Case Transferred To Muskogee
4/23/2007 Newspaper Says Gene Stipe Benefits From Train Sale To State
6/7/2007 Government Seeks Probation Revocation For Stipe
6/13/2007 Former City Manager Expected Before Stipe Grand Jury
6/23/2007 Attorney: Stipe's Business Partner To Plead Guilty To Conspiracy
6/27/2007 Ex-Stipe Business Partner Pleads Guilty
6/28/2007 Gene Stipe Stays Out Of Prison For Now
8/27/2007 Gene Stipe Due In Court Tuesday
8/28/2007 Mental Health Test Ordered For Gene Stipe
9/4/2007 Attorneys Seek To Divert Stipe From Springfield
9/6/2007 Stipe Won't Have To Go Immediately To Federal Medical Unit
9/7/2007 Stipe Heading To Missouri Prison Hospital
9/9/2007 - Stipe Says He Is Competent On Eve Of Prison Examination
9/24/2007 - Gene Stipe To Be Released From Prison Hospital
9/24/2007 - Judge Awaits Report To Decide Next Move In Gene Stipe Case
9/27/2007 - Mental Competency Hearing For Gene Stipe Set