Bribery trial of former state Representative Randy Terrill scheduled to resume

OKC, Okla. -    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The bribery trial of former state Rep. Randy Terrill is scheduled to resume.

   The trial in Oklahoma County District Court is to begin its second week on Monday.

   Terrill -- A Republican -- is charged with offering to set up former Democratic state Sen. Debbe Leftwich with an $80,000-a-year job at the state medical examiner's office in exchange for Leftwich agreeing not to run for re-election in 2010. Leftwich is scheduled to go on trial in December.

   Both have pleaded not guilty.

   Prosecutors allege Terrill wanted a Republican colleague to run for Leftwich's Senate seat.

   Former Gov. Brad Henry testified last week that he vetoed bills to create the state job and to divert $90,000 to the agency after learning of an investigation into the alleged scheme.

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