Prosecutors: Lobbyist bribed convicted ex-senator

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a long-time lobbyist bribed a convicted Oklahoma state senator and they want the allegation included in the senator's sentencing - even though no charges were filed.

Former Senator Mike Morgan faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced on January 8th for bribery.

The Oklahoman reports that prosecutors want U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron to consider $33,500 paid to Morgan by lobbyist Barry Moore's BKM Group to be considered a bribe.

Moore has not been charged and his attorney says the payments were for legal services by Morgan- who is a lawyer.

Morgan was convicted of taking bribes to influence legislation regarding nursing homes. Moore is a lobbyist for a rural telephone companies.

Morgan maintains his innocence and has asked for probation.

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