Ex-Oklahoma Lawmaker Denies Offering Bribe, Job

Oct 29, 2013

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

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.


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