Claremore Daily Progress

April 17, 2014

Grand Jury recesses until June 24

No indictments returned, more investigation needed

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter


The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until June 24-26, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.
No indictments were returned by the multicounty grand jury, according to its interim report.
The day the grand jury reconvenes is June 24 which is primary elections for state, county and local offices.
The grand jury recessed “to permit the summoning of additional witnesses and the gathering of additional physical evidence by the investigators assisting the grand jury, at which time the grand jury will resume its investigations,” a statement issued by the state attorney general’s office said.
Grand jury proceedings are confidential and so it was not known whom among the Rogers County officials targeted in the investigation have testified thus far or will be subpoenaed later.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt directed the multicounty grand jury in October 2013 to investigate “multiple allegations of wrongdoing by public officials and others in Rogers County.”
The multicounty or state grand jury has been considering other accusations of public official misconduct around Oklahoma since it was established more than a year-and-a-half ago.