Ex-Okla. Senate leader to continue trial testimony

OKLAHOMA CITY,OK. (AP) - The former leader of the Oklahoma Senate will be on the witness stand for the second straight day in his bribery and extortion trial.

Former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan resumes his testimony Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Morgan will be questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Williams.

On Tuesday, Morgan told jurors he never tried to influence legislation on behalf of three companies that paid him more than $400,000 for what he says were legal services. Prosecutors allege Morgan performed no legal services.

A judge last week dismissed all charges against one of Morgan's co-defendants, lobbyist William Andrew Skeith. She also dismissed 32 charges, including a conspiracy count, against attorney N. Martin Stringer. Stringer still faces 29 counts in the case.

Morgan and Stringer have pleaded not guilty.

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