Sentencing for former Oologah Police chief

Tuesday, July 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) _ A former Oologah police chief convicted of embezzlement will serve eight years probation for the crime.

Under a plea agreement former chief Bob Slagle will receive a five-year deferred sentence for a felony embezzlement charge.

Slagle also was handed one-year suspended sentences on each of three misdemeanor charges _ one count of obstructing an officer and two counts of embezzlement by an employee.

Slagle was accused of taking bond money paid by traffic defendants for personal use.

Slagle will be on supervised probation for a total of eight years.

Slagle, who was chief for about 10 years, took the city's cash bond money paid by traffic offenders who rarely showed for court.

The scheme was discovered when one defendant showed up for court to retrieve his bond money and it could not be found.