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Leftwich Expected to Appeal Suspended Sentence

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OKLAHOMA CITY Okla_ Appeals are next for a former Oklahoma lawmaker who pleaded guilty to her role in a bribery scheme.

That's after Debbe Leftwich waived her right to a jury trial. A district judge then found her guilty of accepting something of value to withdraw as a candidate for office. The judge then suspended the one-year sentence she received.

As part of her deal with prosecutors, Leftwich is allowed to appeal. Based on the defense theory, she was technically not a candidate. A jury convicted former Representative Randy Terrill of Moore in October for his role in the scheme.

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