Dr. Gary Johnson's booking photo from the Tulsa County Jail.
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TULSA - A former Skiatook superintendent plead guilty to four counts of soliciting and accepting a bribe as a public employee, according to an affidavit filed in district court Wednesday.
In 2008, Johnson accepted $10,000 from vendor Rick Enos, 58, to approve purchases of custodial supplies and security equipment for whatever prices Enos asked for, which exceeded market value, according to court documents.
In June 2010, Gary Johnson, 56, was indicted on bribery and embezzlement charges following a grand jury investigation. The two indictments Johnson faced were dropped by Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris.
A state audit found the district wasted more than $500,00 on security equipment and custodial supplies going through a middleman.
Johnson sentencing is scheduled for October. He could receive a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Enos who is charged with four counts of bribery, according to court documents.
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American Legion Post 1, the oldest Legion post in the U.S., is at risk of closing its doors due to a lack of funds.
As a result of last week's winter storm, PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford says meter readers were unable to do their jobs until Wednesday after snow and ice blanketed much of Green Country and temperatures remained below or at freezing.
Marquette School in midtown Tulsa was evacuated Thursday morning after reports of a gas-like smell in the air.