The Norman Transcript

October 29, 2013

Ex-Okla. lawmaker found guilty in bribery trial

By Tim Talley
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — A former Oklahoma lawmaker accused of offering a state job to a legislative colleague in exchange for her promise not to seek re-election has been found guilty of felony bribery.

A 12-member jury returned the verdict Tuesday in the case of former Republican Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore.

Oklahoma County prosecutors allege Terrill offered to put former Democratic state Sen. Debbe Leftwich in an $80,000-a-year job at the medical examiner’s office if she would agree to not seek re-election in 2010 so that a Republican state representative could run for her open seat.

Terrill had testified he did not offer Leftwich a job, and he denied telling officials at the medical examiner’s office to hire her.

Leftwich also faces bribery charges. She has pleaded not guilty.