The watchdogs over the state-sanctioned monopolies are called “Corporation Commissioners”. But too often they become cozy with the very corporations they are supposed to be watching.The Tulsa World said;
Bribery scandal: Another Tulsan, Bob Hopkins, a former state corporation commissioner who represented Tulsa County for 28 years in the state Legislature, was convicted in 1994 of accepting a $10,000 bribe from a Southwestern Bell attorney. In return, Hopkins had voted to allow the telephone company to use $30 million in overcharges. Hopkins died in 1997 at age 68.
A retelling of the dubious escapades our past state leaders have been exposed for their role in.