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Oklahoma’s Multicounty Grand Jury Reconvenes Tuesday 05/17/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s multicounty grand jury will reconvene Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
The grand jury will meet Tuesday, May 21, through Thursday, May 23, at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, 313 NE 21st St.
Led by Assistant Attorney General Megan Tilly, chief of the AG’s Multicounty Grand Jury Unit, the 14th multicounty grand jury has returned three indictments, all filed in Lincoln County District Court.
The multicounty grand jury was requested by Attorney General Scott Pruitt and approved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in September 2012.
The state’s multicounty grand jury has... more
Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Workshops Start Tuesday in Duncan 05/13/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt and workers’ compensation fraud chief Vince Antonioli kick off the 2013 AG’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Workshops Tuesday in Duncan.
The workshops are a yearlong effort by the Attorney General’s Office to educate businesses on the signs of workers’ compensation fraud, how to avoid fraud and what evidence to collect to help the AG’s Office prosecute workers’ compensation fraud statewide.
“No fraud is too small,” General Pruitt said. “Individuals who try to take advantage of the system must be held accountable, and we want to make sure businesse... more
Phase II of Compensation from the Oklahoma Mortgage Settlement Fund now open 05/13/2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt Monday announced the opening of Phase II of homeowner compensation from the Oklahoma Mortgage Settlement Fund.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 31 for Oklahoma families who were harmed during the mortgage modification or foreclosure process with five mortgage servicers involved in the settlement. The new phase also extends the time frame for when harm occurred to include 2012. An updated application is available at www.oag.ok.gov or by calling (405) 521-2029.
“Fortunately for Oklahoma, we are... more
Attorney General Pruitt Charges Former YWCA Chief Financial Officer in Embezzlement 05/09/2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt Thursday charged the former chief financial officer of the Oklahoma City YWCA in an embezzlement scheme involving more than $280,000. The Oklahoma City charity discovered the missing funds and alerted the AG’s Office.
“Those who seek to take advantage of a charity must be held accountable,” Pruitt said. “Unfortunately, a crime like this can harm a reputable charity like the YWCA and its staff who work diligently to serve the needs of women and children in our communities.”
According to t... more
AG Pruitt, 12 States Send Letter to EPA Warning Not to Employ Backdoor “Sue and Settle” Tactic to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing; Oil Production 05/03/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt was joined by 12 states Friday in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency warning administrators not to employ its backdoor “sue and settle” tactic to regulate hydraulic fracturing and oil production.
The letter, signed by 13 energy producing states, was sent to the EPA after several northeastern states threatened to sue the agency for not taking over regulatory responsibility of oil and gas production. The Clean Air Act provides states, not the federal government, with primary regulation responsibility.
The letter states, “It is abunda... more
Henryetta Man Pleads Guilty to Racketeering; Sentenced to Prison 05/02/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Henryetta trucking company owner pleaded guilty Wednesday in Washington County District Court to five counts of concealing stolen property and one count each for conspiracy and racketeering, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.
Phillip Howard Hawk, 73, received a 10- year sentence. He will serve six years in prison and four years on probation. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine for each count and must pay restitution to the victims.
In July, the 13th Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury indicted Hawk and five others on 15 counts involving stolen farm equipment and vehicles betwe... more
Brian Darrell Davis Execution Set for June 05/02/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Thursday set June 25 as the execution date for Kay County death row inmate Brian Darrell Davis, 38.
Davis was found guilty by a jury in January 2003 for the November 2001 first-degree murder and rape of his girlfriend’s mother, Jody Sanford, 52, of Ponca City. He was sentenced to death for the murder and 100 years for rape.
In November 2001, Davis was living with his girlfriend, Stacey Sanford. They had ended the relationship, but he refused to move out.
The night of the murder, Stacey stayed at a hotel after Davis had been drinking. ... more
Attorney General’s Office Arrests Tulsa Man in Child Pornography Case 05/01/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Investigators with the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, a member of the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, arrested a Tulsa man Wednesday for child pornography.
Aaron Leon Howk, 26, was arrested on five counts of distribution of child pornography.
On March 28, a search warrant was served at Howk’s residence by task force members from the AG’s Office, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation ICAC Unit, the OSBI Computer Crimes Unit and the Edmond, Guthrie and Tulsa police departments.
While conducting the investigation, AG’s investigators rec... more
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