OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former top Oklahoma legislator has agreed to pay the state $31,000 to resolve an Oklahoma Ethics Commission lawsuit accusing him of misusing campaign funds.
The Oklahoman reports ex-Rep. Gus Blackwell has 60 days to pay. The settlement was approved on Jan. 25.
Blackwell has already paid $10,000 in restitution to the state House to settle a criminal case over identical allegations.
The ex-Republican majority whip in the House became a lobbyist in 2014 after term limits ended his stint in Legislature.
Oklahoma County prosecutors charged Blackwell with 44 criminal counts in 2016 after he was accused of embezzling $23,741 in campaign funds, committing perjury and making false claims.
He pleaded guilty to one felony perjury count in 2017 and admitted his final 2012 campaign report was false.
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