Judge refuses to dismiss ex-Okla. lawmakers' case

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A judge has ruled that two former lawmakers accused in a felony bribery case will proceed to trial.

Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong on Thursday rejected motions by former Rep. Randy Terrill and former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich that the case be dismissed. Truong did agree to sever the cases so that Terrill and Leftwich will be tried separately.

Terrill is charged with offering a bribe and Leftwich is charged with accepting one in an alleged scheme to set Leftwich up in a state job so a Republican colleague of Terrill's could run for her open seat.

Attorneys for both Terrill and Leftwich say their clients are innocent and are ready to proceed to trial.

Terrill's trial is set for Oct. 21. Leftwich's is set to begin Dec. 9.

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