Former City Manager Sentenced For Money Laundering

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 5:27 pm
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The former city manager of Roland is sentenced Tuesday to two years and three months in federal prison for money laundering.

U.S. District Judge James Payne also ordered 58-year-old David Dwain Redden to pay the city about $225,000 in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling says Redden was accused of inflating purchase orders used to acquire supplies from McKinney Grocery and Station and getting cash back from the business, which is a major supplier for the city.

Redden was fired from his $80,000 a year job in the spring of 2006, more than three years after the scam began. He pleaded guilty to the money laundering charges in October.

Roland is a town of about 3,000 people, 70 miles southeast of Muskogee.