Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Leftwich Seeks Dismissal Of Bribery Charge

From ~ Former Sen. Debbe Leftwich has asked an Oklahoma County trial judge to “act now” and dismiss the bribery case against her.

Leftwich, 59, of Oklahoma City, is accused in a felony county of soliciting and/or accepting a bribe to withdraw as a candidate.

State Rep. Randy Terrill, 41, of Moore, is accused in a felony count of offering Leftwich a bribe — an $80,000-a-year state job — to withdraw as a candidate for re-election to the state Senate. Both say they are innocent.

In her dismissal requests, Leftwich contends she has absolute immunity from prosecution. She also contends that, under the law, she cannot be charged with accepting something of value to withdraw from the Senate race because she never officially filed as a candidate last year.

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