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Prosecutors to appeal conspiracy ruling in Randy Terrill and Debbe Leftwich bribery case

Oklahoma County prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a conspiracy complaint against a state lawmaker and a former state senator who face felony bribery charges.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 28, 2011
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Oklahoma County prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a conspiracy complaint against a state lawmaker and a former state senator who face felony bribery charges.

Prosecutors will ask District Judge Ray Elliott at a hearing Monday to reinstate the conspiracy complaint against Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and former Sen. Debbe Leftwich.

Special Judge Stephen Alcorn ruled earlier this month that there is sufficient evidence to try Terrill and Leftwich for bribery but rejected prosecutors' request that they also be tried for conspiracy.

Prosecutors allege Terrill, a Republican, and Leftwich, a Democrat, schemed to set Leftwich up in a state job so a Republican colleague of Terrill's could run for her open seat.

Both deny the allegations. They each face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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