Former Cabinet Member, David Ostrowe filed a lawsuit against departed AG, Mike Hunter, for "unlawfully, recklessly, and intentionally created harm". The civil suit gives Ostrowe greater latitude to pursue and expose the corrupted Justice Dept and it's reach into many other state agencies..
Our constitution sets up the AG to heavily influence many state agencies through the office of chief legal council which each major agency looks to the AG's office to fill.
Kim Bailey is one such staffer. On Sunday, Investigative Journalist, Al Gerhart, published a report detailing rumors of an affair between Hunter & Bailey. The report goes on to allege how Bailey's high appointment in state govt. was opposed by Ostrowe, and how Hunter is alleged to have sought vengeance on Ostrowe with a felony corruption charge. Somehow the conspiracy to frame (if true) one of Gov. Stitt's top advisors, may have fallen apart?
"From the beginning, I have maintained my faith in the fairness of Oklahoma’s justice system and its presumption of innocence, and I am thankful the truth has been revealed,” Stitt said in a statement.
"This week I am formally moving forward with seeking legal action and vindication against those who unlawfully, recklessly, and intentionally created harm against me with a frivolous and abusive indictment that caused significant damage to me and my family," -Ostrowe
The court filing goes on to demand the preservation of all records, devices, and accounts.
Investigator, Al Gerhart spoke to 3D Politics last Monday about the importance of Ostrowe taking the initiative & filing his own court action. Gerhart believes the corruption in the state legal system is so widespread that the state prosecutors will likely sweep this matter under the rug, because once a corrupt official gets exposed, he'll take down several others with him.
This narrative is confirmed in several other cases, such as Julie Ezell, a former Health Dept. General Counsel,taking down the head of the State Pharmacy Board, when Ezell was exposed for faking evidence.
Ezell was advancing in state legal leadership with a lot of support from Hunter.
According to Gerhart, David Prater (Oklahoma County's District Attorney) sought to put Gerhart in prison for exposing Prater's actions at a grand jury proceeding. Gerhart was charged by Prater with blackmail, but the Criminal Appeals Court threw out the conviction and said Gerhart was merely exercising constitutional rights to petition govt. for redress of grievance.
On Monday, Al Gerhart(bottom left) joined the panel of 3D Politics Live, to discuss the departure of Mike Hunter, and what David Ostrowe's options are.