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Press Releases and Articles

January 14, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed first-degree murder and drug distribution charges on an alleged drug dealer and is continuing an investigation into the supply chain.

According to court documents, Jerry Leflore, 32, is accused of selling fake Oxycodone pills that contained Fentanyl to two individuals, one who died shortly after leaving his apartment.

A medical examiner determined the 30-year-old female died as a result of mixed drug toxicity with Fentanyl being a contributing factor.

January 12, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to federal regulators asking for an update in its fight against opioid abuse, after Congress granted the agency expanded authorities in 2018.

The letter asks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide a progress report by next month on what actions the agency has taken to combat the opioid epidemic and what actions are proposed for the future. The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general.

January 6, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the violence erupting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

“The violence at the U.S. Capitol is appalling and unacceptable. I echo the sentiments of Vice President Mike Pence, who said ‘peaceful protest is the right of every American, but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated, and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’

December 17, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the multicounty grand jury has indicted Joel French, 40, with 10 counts of human trafficking after jurors heard evidence from his victims.

December 11, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny hearing the Texas lawsuit.

 “I remain committed to election security and will continue to work to ensure other states uphold their responsibility to conduct free, fair and constitutional elections. I'm hopeful that the United States Supreme Court will take the opportunity in pending cases to reestablish that principle.”

December 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today signed on to a brief in support of the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, challenging the 2020 election results in those states.

In his lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claims these states are in violation of the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and asks the U.S. Supreme Court to require the states to hold a special election or select a new set of electors for their electoral college votes.

December 4, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging members to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. 

The current deadline for officials to spend the money is Dec. 30. Any money not spent will go back to the federal government.

Attorney General Hunter said extending the deadline will ensure the funds are allocated properly.

November 12, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today, in coordination with the Oklahoma Press Association (OPA), announced the relaxed rules for open meetings created through Senate Bill 661 will expire Sunday.

Any permanent changes to the Open Meetings Act or the Open Records Act must be changed in statute and cannot be modified through an executive order by the governor.

Attorney General Hunter said beginning Sunday, boards and commissions need to begin meeting as they did before the Coronavirus pandemic.

November 9, 2020

UPDATE: To access the brief, click here.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced his intention to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging a court decision rewriting Pennsylvania’s absentee ballot receipt deadline.

The brief argues that under the Constitution, state legislatures must choose the point to stop receiving absentee ballots and start counting votes, not state courts such as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

October 30, 2020

CHANDLER – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a Lincoln County woman will serve 10 life sentences in prison after a jury found her guilty of multiple sex crimes involving four children with her boyfriend, who was convicted and sentenced last year.

According to court documents, Crystal Bales, 35, and Johnathan Moran, 43, involved all of their biological children in the sex acts. Three of the children tested positive for meth and one tested positive for marijuana. The children’s ages ranged from nine months to 10 years old.