Hearing for 2 ex-Okla. lawmakers in bribery case

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A hearing is scheduled in Oklahoma County District Court for two former state lawmakers who face felony bribery charges.

The hearing is scheduled Wednesday before District Judge Glenn Jones for former Republican Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and former Democratic Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City.

Terrill is charged with offering a bribe and Leftwich is charged with soliciting or accepting a bribe. Prosecutors say Terrill offered Leftwich an $80,000-a-year job at the state medical examiner's office in exchange for Leftwich not running for re-election in 2010. They allege Terrill wanted the Senate seat to go to a Republican colleague.

Terrill and Leftwich have pleaded not guilty. Defense attorneys have said the actions of Terrill and Leftwich were constitutionally protected because they were acting in their official capacity as legislators.

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