Former Oklahoma judge avoids trial
Prosecutors dismissed a conspiracy charge against William H. “Bill” Layden Jr., 62, a former Pittsburg County judge, after he agreed never again to hold public office.
McALESTER — Prosecutors have dropped a conspiracy charge against a former Pittsburg County special judge after he agreed never to hold public office again and to pay $4,717 in restitution to the state auditor.
William H. “Bill” Layden Jr., 62, was accused in the 2011 felony case of conspiring to obstruct an embezzlement investigation involving Pittsburg County's drug court.
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