Thursday, March 31, 2011


The Oklahoman's Nolan Clay, Randy Ellis and Paul Monies report today that "Mike Morgan, a former leader of the Oklahoma Senate, has been accused in a 63-count federal indictment of accepting more than $400,000 in illegal payments from three companies while a legislator.

"His attorney, David Ogle, said the indictment is politically motivated and Morgan, a Democrat, will be exonerated.

"The indictment became public late Wednesday.

"The federal grand jury alleged Morgan conspired with Edmond lobbyist William Andrew Skeith and Oklahoma City attorney N. Martin Stringer to influence legislation on behalf of two of the companies."

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