After a conversation between Oklahoma Attorney General Drummond and Oklahoma County District Attorney Vicky Behena, the Office of the Attorney General will work with the OSBI in the Swadley scandal to take responsibility.
AG Drummond made the announcement Sunday.
“This lawsuit includes allegations of fraud involving millions of dollars in taxpayer funds,” Drummond said in a statement. “Soon, my office will work with the OSBI to thoroughly investigate this matter. The right body to prosecute.One of my top priorities in this office is ending the culture of corruption and scandal.Oklahomans deserve true accountability in government.”
Vicki Behenna then directed OSBI to disclose the investigation to the Office of the Attorney General.
The state canceled its contract with Swadley’s in April 2022 following allegations of fraud and improper bidding practices. In the same month, tourism and recreation director Jerry Winchester resigned from the agency, and the state filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Swadley. received a total of $16.7 million from the state to
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