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October 17, 2017

Multicounty Grandy Jury Returns Indictments


This following is from a news release from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, not necessarily involving Luther, but is of general interest to Oklahomans.

Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury issues final report

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Thursday announced an indictment against a former Oklahoma legislator on charges of embezzlement.

Terry J. Matlock, a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma and former state representative, was indicted on 11 counts of embezzlement and one count of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses.

The indictment alleges while serving as CEO of Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Matlock on multiple occasions used company resources and employees to perform personal work on his private property. The offenses allegedly occurred in Choctaw and McCurtain Counties.

Matlock faces up to 51 years in prison and fines up to $77,000 for all counts combined.

Attorney General Pruitt said the Fifteenth Multicounty Grand Jury concluded its 18-month session during which the grand jury issued three accusations for removal and returned 15 indictments, charging a total of 24 individuals.

In addition, the grand jury concluded its investigation of contributions into the Vic Regalado for Sheriff campaign in Tulsa County, finding no wrongdoing.

The Multicounty Grand Jury has jurisdiction to investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties, assisting local law enforcement as well as handling matters of state interest. The grand jurors meet regularly to hear testimony in the matters being considered by the grand jury. The proceedings are closed to the public.

Click here for a copy of the final report.

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