UPDATE: Terrill Sentenced To Prison, Fined
An Oklahoma judge has sentenced a former state lawmaker to a one-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine following his conviction on a felony bribery charge.
District Judge Cindy Truong handed down the sentence Friday to Republican former Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore.
A jury in October found Terrill guilty of offering a bribe for withdrawal of candidacy. Jurors recommended a one-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine.
Terrill says he will appeal his conviction.
Truong has allowed Terrill to remain free on a $10,000 appeal bond during the appellate process.
Prosecutors say Terrill arranged to put Democratic former state senator Debbe Leftwich in an $80,000-a-year job at the Medical Examiner's Office if she would not seek re-election in 2010 so a Republican colleague of Terrill's could seek her open seat.
A jury in October found Terrill guilty of offering a bribe for withdrawal of candidacy, a felony. Jurors recommended he serve a one-year prison sentence and pay a $5,000 fine.
Earlier this month, Leftwich was convicted for her role in the bribery scheme. She received a one-year suspended sentence that will keep her from serving jail time.
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