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Former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent charged with computer crimes still has state job

Even though Jerry Raymond Cusic, 62, is charged with computer crimes, he still is a law enforcement agent for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, the commission’s attorney said Wednesday.
by Matt Dinger Published: March 13, 2014
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A former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent still has a law enforcement job with another state agency, even though he was charged with computer crimes Monday.

Jerry Raymond Cusic, 62, is a law enforcement agent for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, the commission’s attorney, Mary Ann Roberts, said Wednesday.

Cusic was hired by the commission in November, she said. He resigned the same month from the OSBI, where he had been an agent since 2002.

Cusic is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with two computer crime felonies and a misdemeanor count of destroying evidence.

He is accused of copying test answers and then trying to erase his tracks at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Center last summer.

Cusic was seen on surveillance video plugging a thumb drive into an Oklahoma City police sergeant’s computer, then removing a hard drive from a UCO forensic examiner’s computer and returning to his desk, according to the probable cause affidavit.

A forensic examination of the computers showed the test answers had been copied from the machines and that Cusic later deleted those files from his computer, according to the affidavit.

Roberts said she could not comment on whether Cusic will be investigated, disciplined or fired from the commission job. Cusic did not tell his employers he was being investigated by the OSBI when he was hired, Roberts said.

Cusic is one of six agents who enforce horse racing laws for the commission, she said.

Cusic was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Wednesday morning, jailers said. He was released on $6,000 bail.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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