Suspended Oklahoma sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

Ponca City Now - May 10, 2016 10:16 am

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) – Wagoner County’s suspended sheriff has pleaded not guilty to bribery and extortion charges.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1qayDEi ) reports that Bob Colbert pleaded not guilty on Monday. A grand jury says Colbert and Capt. Jeff Gragg conspired to take $10,000 from two motorists in exchange for not pursuing drug charges against them in December 2014.

Colbert and Gragg are charged with conspiracy to receive a bribe, receiving a bribe and committing extortion through threats.

Both men face up to 25 years in prison. It is unclear if Gragg has an attorney.

Colbert announced his voluntary suspension in April. A hearing to determine if Colbert should be removed from his position has been tentatively set for the end of June.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma Ranks 7th in Lowest Unemployment Rate in the U.S.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — New figures released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) and the U.S....

Spirit Night Monday for Washington Pre-K Center

Ponca City-PCPS- Ponca City Public Schools will host a Spirit Night for students attending the Washington...

Federal Lawsuit Settlement Involving OSDH Allows New Option To Amend Birth Certificates

OKLAHOMA CITY –  Oklahoma now has a new process amending birth certificates. Kit Lorelied is now...