County Commish Under Investigation


1-31-06 - A Bryan County commissioner is under investigation by a neighboring district, after allegations of misuse of county property. John Spence was elected to District 3 last year after the death of a former commissioner.

An investigator from the Carter County District has been at the Bryan courthouse questioning county officials since last week. The Carter County DA says the investigation will show whether Spence misused county funds and property. As for the details of what specific funds or property, that is still unknown

The Bryan County DA is the advisor to the commissioner's board. The conflict of interest is why their office is not part of this investigation and why the Oklahoma attorney general handed it over to the neighboring district.

Right now, there is no time-table on when this investigation might wrap-up or what consequences may result, but for the time being, John Spence is still on the job in full capacity.


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