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Wed October 30, 2013

Former Rep. Terrill Seeks Release After Tuesday Guilty Verdict

A former Oklahoma lawmaker convicted of bribery wants a judge to let him remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction.

An Oklahoma County jury found former state Rep. Randy Terrill guilty of political bribery Tuesday. He is expected back in court Wednesday to seek release on bond while appealing his conviction.
Credit Oklahoma House of Representatives

A hearing is set for Wednesday in Oklahoma City on the request from former Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore.

A 12-member jury convicted Terrill Tuesday evening of offering a bribe for withdrawal of candidacy. Prosecutors allege Terrill, a Republican, offered to put former Democratic state Sen. Debbe Leftwich in an $80,000-a-year job at the medical examiner's office if she would agree to not seek re-election in 2010 so that a Republican state representative could run for her open seat. Terrill had denied the allegations.

The jury recommended that Terrill be sentenced to one year in prison and fined $5,000. Formal sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5.

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