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Oklahoma House speaker-elect pays fine nine years late

The incoming Oklahoma House leader says he was unaware a bench warrant had been issued for his arrest in 2003. The bench warrant was dropped after he paid a traffic fine.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: December 14, 2012

House Speaker-elect T.W. Shannon paid a traffic ticket Thursday, more than nine years after it was issued and just hours after word of the citation circulated at the state Capitol.

Shannon, R-Lawton,...
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