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Judge denies new trial for former Oklahoma Senate leader

A federal judge on Friday rejected former Oklahoma Senate leader Mike Morgan's request for a new trial. Morgan was convicted of bribery.
by Nolan Clay Modified: September 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm •  Published: September 8, 2012
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An Oklahoma City judge on Friday refused to allow former state Senate leader Mike Morgan a new trial.

Morgan, a Democrat, is awaiting sentencing on a bribery conviction.

A federal jury in March found Morgan guilty of accepting $12,000 in bribes while he was in the Senate from an Edmond-based company that operated assisted-living centers.

U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron rejected Morgan's complaints about jury instructions and other issues.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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