Stitt Cabinet Member Indicted, Accused Of Attempted Bribery Of An Officer

Thursday, December 17th 2020, 5:34 pm

By: News 9

A cabinet member of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration has been indicted for attempted bribery of an officer, according to court documents.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed charges against David Ostrowe, the Oklahoma Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration, for the attempted bribery of two Oklahoma Tax Commissioners.

Court documents state Ostrowe asked commissioners Steve Burrage and Charles Prater to waive interest and penalty fees for a company owned by the state or, funds would be withheld from the tax commission.

The governor's office released the following statement:

“Governor Stitt is aware of the allegations involving Secretary Ostrowe and takes them seriously. We are still working to obtain more information regarding the details of the situation. The governor has faith in the fairness of Oklahoma’s justice system which includes the presumption of innocence.”


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