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State/Nation

April 15, 2014

Grand jury reviewing misconduct accusations reconvenes in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY —

The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials reconvenes today in Oklahoma City.

 Grand jury proceedings are confidential and so it is not known whom among the Rogers County officials has been called to testify or what evidence the jurors are reviewing.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt directed the multicounty grand jury in October to investigate “multiple allegations of wrongdoing by public officials and others in Rogers County.” He acted after a judge rejected a citizens petition for a local grand jury inquiry.

The multicounty or state grand jury has been considering other accusations of official misconduct from around Oklahoma since it was established more than a year-and-a-half ago. It is led by Assistant State Attorney General Megan Tilly, chief of the AG’s Multicounty Grand Jury Unit. 

The grand jury has jurisdiction to investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties. Each month, jurors meet to hear testimony for two to three days. The proceedings are closed to the public. 

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