Politics and Government
7:32 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Ex-Oklahoma Lawmaker To Be Tried On Bribery Charge

Former state Rep. Randy Terrill
Former State Rep. Randy Terrill (R-Moore)
Credit Oklahoma House of Representatives

A former Oklahoma lawmaker charged with bribery is scheduled to go to trial almost three years after the felony charge was filed by anOklahoma County prosecutor.

Jury selection for former Republican Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore is to begin Monday. Prosecutors say Terrill offered to set up former Democratic Sen. Debbe Leftwich ofOklahoma City in a state job in exchange for promising not to seek re-election so a Republican colleague of Terrill's could run for her open seat.

Terrill was still a member of the Legislature when District Attorney David Prater filed bribery charges against him and Leftwich in December 2010. Leftwich's trial is set for Dec. 9.

Both have pleaded not guilty and face up to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

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