The Oklahoman reports:
Blackwell denied wrongdoing. He has secured the counsel of famed attorney, Stephen Jones.
Read the charges in the Gus Blackwell affidavit
Blackwell may to prison if convicted. Former insurance commissioner, Carroll Fisher, served several months in prison for embezzling campaign funds and lying on a campaign report. Blackwell declined a plea agreement that would have spared him any prison time. That deadline to agree to the deal was May 2nd. Instead, he switched attorneys. He could have faced even more allegations, if not for the statute of limitations.
Ironically, Blackwell has recently been a paid lobbyist for a number of special interests including the Oklahoma Corrections professionals.
Read further at The Oklahoman.
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