Muskogee_Oklahoma's embattled state Auditor and Inspector denies knowing of or granting political favors to those who skirted election laws to contribute to his campaign.
Jeff McMahan also testified in federal court in Muskogee Thursday that he gave investigators different stories about jewelry his wife, Lori, received from southeast Oklahoma businessman Steve Phipps.
Federal prosecutors have charged the McMahans with conspiracy, mail fraud and Travel Act violations for allegedly accepting bribes.
According to an indictment, the couple took about $77,600 in illegal "straw donations" in a scheme orchestrated by Phipps. He and former state Senator Gene Stipe owned several abstract businesses that were once regulated by McMahan's office.
Oversight of the industry moved to an independent board on January 1st.
Under oath, McMahan denied being present during a dinner at a Shawnee restaurant where his wife allegedly was given $10,000 in cash for his campaign.
On Wednesday prosecutors spent several hours cross-examining Lori McMahan in an effort to point out inconsistencies in her stories.
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A colorful, mullet-wearing operator of an exotic animal park who ran as a write-in candidate for president is among a group of Libertarian Party candidates planning to run for Oklahoma's open governor seat in...
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Temple Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which provides nutritious meals at no charge to children between May 30th and June 30th while they are on summer vacation. All children 18 years and under can participate. Adults with a documented mental or physical disability that participate in a non-profit school program are also eligible. Meals will be provided at Temple High School Monday through Friday from 11:00-12:30.