Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame CEO Arrested, Accused Of Identity Theft & Embezzlement


Thursday, February 4th 2021, 6:11 pm
By: Emory Bryan, News On 6


TULSA, Okla. -

The CEO of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is out of jail on bond after he was arrested Thursday on embezzlement and identity theft charges.

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame rents the Union Depot in downtown Tulsa. Their longtime CEO is Jason McIntosh, and under his watch, they've missed utility bills and other payment on and off for years.

Jason McIntosh was arrested on three felony complaints for identity theft, embezzlement, and attempted embezzlement.

“Jason has worked tirelessly to advocate for artists and minorities in our community and has done so with courage and integrity. The fact that a lifetime of public service is now being brought into question, is sad and does not diminish or replace any of Jason’s commitment to the Tulsa Arts Community,” said Andrea Brown, McIntosh’s attorney.

The Jazz Hall of Fame is currently being sued by Tulsa County over unpaid utility bills, but that's on hold because the group filed for bankruptcy.

McIntosh's Attorney, Andrea Brown issued a statement saying,

“Jason has worked tirelessly to advocate for artists and minorities in our community and has done so with courage and integrity. The fact that a lifetime of public service is now being brought into question, is sad and does not diminish or replace any of Jason’s commitment to the Tulsa Arts Community.”