Monday, February 28, 2011

Jones: Terrill Won't Participate Unless Probe Open

Stephen Jones says Rep. Randy Terrill won't participate in a probe until it is open to the public.

It's the latest maneuver in the battle over bribery charges against Terrill. Prosecutors allege Terrill was part of a scheme to give former Democratic Senator Debbe Leftwich an $80,000-per-year state job in exchange for her not seeking re-election so Rep. Mike Christian of Oklahoma City could run for the seat.

A House committee is investigating Terrill. Jones wrote a letter to the committee's attorney that says it is a “secret commission” and that Terrill will not cooperate until its proceedings are conducted in public.

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