Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The Oklahoma Supreme Court accepted the resignation of an attorney convicted of honest services wire fraud and possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute
Respondent admits that, while he was serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Ottawa County District Attorney's Office, he devised a scheme beginning in or about February of 2019 and continuing until on or about April 19, 2022, to defraud the citizens of Oklahoma and his employer of their right to the honest and faithful services that he owed them in his position through the concealment of material information and the receipt of bribes in exchange for official acts. Specifically, Respondent would receive something of value--including sexual favors from multiple women --in exchange for corrupt actions in his official capacity, including but not limited to the reduction of criminal defendants' bond amounts, the dismissal of traffic violations, and other favorable treatment of criminal defendants in their cases. To advance this scheme and artifice to defraud, Respondent employed wire communications in interstate commerce to transmit sounds and writings, including text messages sent on April 13th and 14th and a phone call placed on April 14th. Respondent further admits to possessing Oxycodone on April 19th with intent to distribute, all in relation to allegations that he traveled interstate to deliver the controlled dangerous substance (CDS) to a woman in exchange for sexual favors. Respondent is currently waiting to be sentenced.
News Channel 8 Tulsa reported on his arrest and termination. (Mike Frisch)