Former Pittsburg County Court Clerk Arrested
Mike Seals - January 10, 2021 10:25 pm
FORMER COURT CLERK FACING NEPOTISM CHARGE
PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. – Last Friday, agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) arrested 51-year-old Cynthia Ledford, the former Pittsburg County Court Clerk.
On June 18, 2020, the Pittsburg County District Attorney requested OSBI investigative assistance after an allegation was made of official misconduct.
An allegation was made that Ledford hired a family member to work at the Pittsburg County Court Clerk’s Office.
Ledford was interviewed and initially provided false information to agents. She later admitted to employing the family member and paying that individual with county funds.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ledford on one count of Nepotism and one count of Obstructing an Officer.
Ledford was arrested in McAlester and transported to the Pittsburg County Jail.