Judge tosses charges for ex-drug court official

Posted at 1:59 PM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 14:59:23-04

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed embezzlement charges against a former drug court coordinator for Pittsburg and McIntosh counties who was accused of stealing thousands of dollars and trying to cover it up by destroying records.

A felony conspiracy charge still stands against Angela Marcum, but she no longer faces any embezzlement charges in the original 2011 Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury indictment.

Oklahoma Assistant Attorneys General Megan Tilly and Charles Rogers say they plan to appeal the judge's ruling.

The McAlester News-Capital reports Marcum was accused of embezzling money paid by participants of the drug court program.

In May, the judge initially dismissed the embezzlement charges against Marcum, but he had to ensure a grand jury indictment could be amended. He upheld the ruling on Monday.