Prosecutors upset with sentence reduction in tax commission probe
Tuesday, January 11th 2005, 8:36 am
News On 6
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ State prosecutors are upset with an Oklahoma County judge who reduced the prison sentence of a man convicted in a trucking registration scam at the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
The judge agreed to modify the sentence of former trucking agent Larrie Moyers, reducing the sentence from ten years to 18 months. Moyers has already served ten months and with credits is eligible for immediate release.
Moyers was sentenced as part of a plea agreement and state Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he believes Moyers broke the plea agreement by asking to have his sentence reduced.
Edmondson says he'll look into reinstating 70 other felony charges that were dismissed as part of the agreement.
The judge says the sentence reduction isn't as big as it might appear because Moyers' would be eligible for parole in about a year. And the judge says if prosecutors wanted to prohibit Moyers from asking for a reduced sentence they should have included that in the plea agreement.