Monday, October 31, 2011

Ballard: Felt Pressure To Hire Leftwich

By Nolan Clay/The Oklahoman ~ An official at the medical examiner's office testified Monday about feeling pressure in 2010 from state Rep. Randy Terrill to hire a then-state senator to be the agency's new transition coordinator.

“I felt like we were being told we were going to have to do this whether it was the best thing for the agency or not,” Cherokee Ballard said. “I felt like we were being told what to do.”

Ballard was the first witness at a four-day preliminary hearing for Terrill and former
Sen. Debbe Leftwich. The two are charged with bribery. They deny  wrongdoing.

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