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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter Resigning, Cites "Certain Personal Matters"

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Oklahoma City.

The state’s attorney general is resigning as details about his personal life become public. Attorney General Mike Hunter will leave office June 1. Hunter said in a written statement he was stepping down because “certain personal matters” coming to light would be a distraction. 

The statement came shortly after The Lost Ogle website published a divorce petition Hunter filed last week. The petition says Hunter wished to dissolve his marriage with his wife, Cheryl, because of “irreconcilable” differences.

The site alleges the filing is related to an extramarital affair between Hunter and a state government employee. 

Hunter has served as attorney general since 2017, when former Gov. Mary Fallin appointed him to replace Scott Pruitt. 

He played a major role in Oklahoma’s litigation against opioid distributors and represented the state in a recent U.S. Supreme Court case in which justices decided the Muscogee Creek Nation still has criminal jurisdiction over eastern Oklahoma land granted to them by treaty in the 1800s.

 

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