Friday, August 27, 2010

Melson Says He's Guilty Of Stealing $1.4 Million

Roger Melson pleaded guilty today to 174 counts of embezzlement from the School Land Commission during his tenure as head of the royalty audit division.

Melson, who said he was a gambling addict and stole almost $1.4 million to feed his habit, faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.

Oklahoma County District Judge Kenneth Watson set his sentencing for November 9th.

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