Six indicted on bribery charges in Choctaw casino construction cases

Six people were indicted Monday in federal court in connection with two bribery investigations involving the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Flintco and a host of sub-contracting agencies involved with casino construction projects.
BY SUSAN HYLTON, Tulsa World Modified: August 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm •  Published: August 5, 2013
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MUSKOGEE – Six people were indicted Monday in federal court in connection with two bribery investigations involving the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, former Flintco employees and a host of sub-contracting agencies involved with casino construction projects. 

The alleged bribes include lavish trips by private jet, vehicles, hunting and golf trips, an African safari, firearms, tuition payments for private school, a lake home, furniture, kitchen remodels and more than $1 million spent on expensive gifts, including at least $855,000 spent at Louis Vuitton. 

Lauri Ann Parsons, owner of Builders Steel, and her husband, Brent Alan Parsons, vice president of Builders Steel; Cordell Alan Bugg, former vice president of Flintco’s pre-construction services; and James Winfield Stewart, a sales executive for Scott Rice, an office furniture company, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit theft or bribery. Brent Parsons and Stewart also face money laundering charges. 

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