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November 15, 2012

Caught and Warned: Will Thacker and Helm continue their misdeeds?

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CLAREMORE —

What makes this suggestion a farce is Thacker and Helm have been operating under the legal advice of Assistant District Attorney David Iski throughout this process. Iski, who is supposed to uphold state statutes, has been allowing them to break the law time and time again.
Isn’t it time that Rogers County taxpayers demand that District Attorney Janice Steidley get someone in her office that knows what is right and wrong?  As long as Iski is whispering in Thacker and Helm’s ears, taxpayers will have no confidence in the commissioners nor the DA’s office.
How many more incidents does it take for Steidley to wake up and realize she is ultimately responsible for the misdeeds of Thacker and Helm by way of her assistant, who is there to keep them from breaking the law?
The saving grace of Loring’s report is the investigation is not over.  The OSBI continues to delve into the alleged misdeeds of Thacker and Helm. Whatever turns up, reflects on Iski, Steidley and all of Rogers County.
“In the future, we anticipate further reports from the OSBI on other related issues that allege misdeeds on your part,” Loring writes.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for Thacker and Helm. There is more to come from the OSBI and Loring.
Will Loring’s stern warning solve the county’s problem of poor governing by Thacker and Helm? Only time will tell.
Randy Cowling is editor of the Claremore Daily Progress.
 

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