Thursday, December 2, 2010

Senate Opens Probe Of Coates, Contract Award

From The Oklahoman/Tulsa World ~ A multimillion-dollar state contract is under scrutiny following revelations that a state senator and lobbyist who are romantically linked helped steer the contract to a company they favored. The state Senate began investigating the matter Wednesday following revelations by The Oklahoman that Sen. Harry Coates, 60, and lobbyist Haley Atwood, 29, were having an extramarital affair while helping one of Atwood's clients secure a contract to operate a new state juvenile center at Ada.


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