TULSA - A co-defendant in the Skiatook Public Schools bribery case has been arrested, Tulsa County jail records show.
Rick Enos, an Oklahoma City vendor, stands accused of offering bribes to the former superintendent of Skiatook PS, Gary Johnson, in exchange for contracts for his companies.
Johnson entered a blind guilty plea on July 13 for accepting those bribes, the same day a Tulsa County judge issued a warrant for Enos' arrest.
According to court documents, investigators allege that Enos, the owner of E&E Sales and Austin Security Company, hand-delivered envelopes filled with cash to Johnson's office at the school administration building in Skiatook.
Investigators say that Johnson received around $10,000 from Enos at his office, but that Enos made additional payments to him when they met in Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Seattle in exchange for Johnson steering inflated school contracts to Enos for janitorial supplies and security equipment.
Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris believes it cost the district as much as half a million dollars.
Prosecutors say that Johnson, who could face a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $20,000 fine at his October sentencing, is cooperating in the case against Enos.
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