TULSA - A grand jury will explore criminal allegations against Owasso's former city manager next month, a Tulsa County district judge ordered Friday.
Judge William Kellough's decision was largely a formality, a verification of the 5,000 signatures required under the Oklahoma constitution (http://bit.ly/18ITVso) to impanel a grand jury. Friday, Kellough ruled that the 8,022 Tulsa County Election Board-certified signatures were enough to seat the 12-member jury to hear the case against Rodney Ray.
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Ray, 66, served 23 years in the position before resigning in June following an arrest related to a $3,000 bogus check.
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The jury, set to convene Oct. 17, will be tasked with determining the credibility of nearly a dozen allegations -- ranging from bribery to destruction of evidence -- against the longtime city manager. If the jury deems the claims legitimate, a trial will be scheduled.
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