Richard Mardis, 66, was issued a six-month deferred sentence and ordered to pay $1,000 to a victim compensation fund, his lawyer said. Mardis is the former owner of an Oklahoma City pigeon-breeding company and pleaded no contest to violating gambling laws.
By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Byron Thomason, an arbitrator found that a dispute about Oklahoma City firefighters’ ability to take their vacation and holiday leave had “festered” for some time. As of Friday, the city said firefighters had accrued 244,264 hours of unused vacation leave.