Ex-Oklahoma lawmaker Randy Terrill sentenced to 1 year in prison

An Oklahoma judge has sentenced a former state lawmaker to a one-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine following his conviction on a felony bribery charge.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: December 20, 2013 at 10:16 am •  Published: December 20, 2013
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An Oklahoma judge has sentenced a former state lawmaker to a one-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine following his conviction on a felony bribery charge.

District Judge Cindy Truong handed down the sentence Friday to Republican former Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore.

A jury in October found Terrill guilty of offering a bribe for withdrawal of candidacy. Jurors recommended a one-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine.

Terrill says he will appeal his conviction.

Truong has allowed Terrill to remain free on a $10,000 appeal bond during the appellate process.

Prosecutors say Terrill arranged to put a Democratic former state senator in an $80,000-a-year job at the Medical Examiner's Office if she would not seek re-election in 2010 so a Republican colleague of Terrill's could seek her open seat.

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by Steve Lackmeyer
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Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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