Former Okla. Senator Sentenced For Bribery

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 12:21 pm
By: News 9

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan has been sentenced for a second time on a bribery conviction. 

Tuesday, a federal appeals court handed down a sentence of 18 months in federal prison after ruling Morgan's original sentence of probation was too lenient.

The Stillwater Democrat was found guilty of taking a $12,000 bribe in exchange for his influence on legislation. A 63-count indictment accused him of accepting more than $400,000 from three companies.

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Morgan says any money he took was payment for legal work. Morgan's attorneys requested that he be assigned to a federal facility in El Reno.