Wagoner County sheriff to fight bribe accusation

Ponca City Now - April 1, 2016 10:10 am

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) – The attorneys of the indicted Wagoner County sheriff say he’ll fight an accusation that he took a $10,000 bribe after a traffic stop.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/21Wqxv8 ) reports that 60-year-old Bob Colbert was indicted by the state’s multicounty grand jury Thursday on three felony counts, along with 48-year-old Capt. Jeff Gragg. The jury also called for Colbert’s immediate suspension and eventual removal from public office for misconduct.

The pair is accused of extorting a motorist and his passenger into disclaiming any interest in $10,000 seized from a car during the December 2014 traffic stop.

Colbert’s attorney, Michon Hughes, says that the money was designated for fighting drug trafficking to help protect citizens and that the accusations are politically motivated.

 

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