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Witness accused of lying to Oklahoma grand jurors

A witness has been charged with perjury in the bribery investigation of a fired Broken Arrow Public Schools superintendent. Eddie Dale Bryson, 61, of Sekiu, Wash., is accused of lying to the Oklahoma grand jury Aug. 21 about the source of basketball tickets to the 2007 Final Four in Atlanta.
by Nolan Clay Published: September 28, 2012
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Grand jurors allege in the perjury indictment that Bryson tried to mislead them. They allege Bryson claimed he gave Sisney his own two Final Four tickets when he couldn't go. Bryson then worked for Windstream.

“I had two tickets that were given to me by the corporation,” Bryson testified, according to his indictment. “I couldn't go. I'm not, to be very frank, a huge basketball fan. If it was a football game, I probably would have found a way to go. ... I asked him if he was interested in going, and he said yes.”

According to the indictment, Bryson also testified, “I'm absolutely positive that's how that happened.”

The indictment against Bryson was filed in Oklahoma County District Court. The indictments against Sisney and Windstream Corp. are pending in Tulsa County District Court.

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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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