Ex-Oklahoma Lawmaker Denies Offering Bribe, Job
A former Oklahoma lawmaker charged with bribery denies that he ever offered a legislative colleague a job in exchange for her promise not to seek re-election.
Former Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore testified in his own defense Tuesday during his trial in Oklahoma County District Court.
Terrill, a Republican, is accused of offering to set up former Democratic state Sen. Debbe Leftwich with an $80,000-a-year job at the Medical Examiner's Office in exchange for not running for re-election in 2010 so a Republican, current Rep. Mike Christian of Oklahoma City, could run for her open seat.
But Terrill says he did not offer Leftwich a job and denied offering her anything. Terrill says he did not have the authority to offer anyone a state job.
Terrill has pleaded not guilty.