Bribery Probe
4:15 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Former Governor Henry Testifies At Trial

Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has testified in a former state legislator's felony bribery trial and told jurors he considers the defendant a friend.

Credit Governor Brad Henry

Henry testified for about an hour Wednesday during the trial of former Republican state Rep. Randy Terrill. Terrill is charged with offering former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich an $80,000-a-year state job in exchange for Leftwich's promise not to run for re-election in 2010.

Prosecutors allege Terrill masterminded the scheme so that a Republican colleague of Terrill's could seek Leftwich's seat in south Oklahoma City. Both Terrill and Leftwich maintain their innocence.

Henry testified that he considers Terrill a friend and that he had no direct knowledge of a scheme to offer Leftwich a job in exchange for her not running for re-election.

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