Ex-Okla. State Senator Indicted In Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT) -- A former leader of the Oklahoma state Senate was indicted Monday on 63 counts, including conspiracy, extortion, bribery and mail fraud, for allegedly accepting $400,000 in bribes from local businesses in exchange for favorable legislation.

Michael Morgan, D-Stillwater, was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma along with two other Oklahoma men, N. Martin Stringer, 70, and William Andrew Skeith, 52. Details of the indictment were made public Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Justice charged the three...
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