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Sentencing for ex-Oklahoma Senate leader set

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a Jan. 8 sentencing for a former president of the Oklahoma Senate convicted of bribery.

Prosecutors have filed paperwork that says former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan should receive prison time after he was convicted of accepting money from a nursing home operator and attempting to influence a bill that would ease regulations on the nursing home industry.

Prosecutors did not seek a specific sentence but said Morgan should receive "a significant sentence of imprisonment."

Morgan's attorneys have filed a memorandum that says he should receive probation.

Bribery is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is set for 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 8 in Oklahoma City.

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