Judge to decide bribery damages for Skiatook Schools

TULSA - An Oklahoma City business man who pleaded guilty to bribing former Skiatook Superintendent Dr. Gary Johnson and bilking money from the district says he's owed credit for commission on the work he provided between 2004 and 2008.

The average markup price of supplies from Rick Enos' businesses to Skiatook Schools was 63 percent. The state is asking Enos and Johnson to repay more than $612,000 in damages.

Johnson has agreed to the restitution, but Enos' attorney argued Friday that his client should get credit for 20 to 25 percent of the commission.

The Tulsa district attorney's office is standing firm, saying that the defendants should repay damages in the amount of $612,005.09 to Skiatook Schools.

"I think this begs the question, if Enos should get some kind of commission or compensation, when he was only in the relationship based in on bribe," said Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris. "The court is going to have to determine whether Mr. Enos has some skin in the game that's lawful. And the more I think about it, I said in good faith, he does not have any lawful skin in the game."

Next Thursday, Judge Tom Gillert will rule on the amount of damages owed to Skiatook Schools and what percentage of damages will be paid by each defendant.

Johnson's attorney is asking the judge to split damages, with Johnson repaying 30 percent and Enos repaying 70 percent.

Enos' attorney is asking for a reduction in the amount of damages and that the amount be split equally between Enos and Johnson.

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