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Stitt Cabinet Member Files Lawsuit Against Former Attorney General

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David Ostrowe

Secretary of Digital Transformation David Ostrowe held a news conference Wednesday announcing a lawsuit against former Attorney General Mike Hunter.

"This week I’m formally moving forward with seeking legal action and vindication against those who unlawfully, recklessly and intentionally created harm against me with a frivolous and abusive indictment," said Ostrowe.

This comes after Ostrowe was indicted in December. The indictment alleged that Ostrowe attempted to bribe members of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

 

The charge was dropped last month following Hunter’s announcement of his resignation amid personal scandal. Ostrowe’s attorney said the indictment was devoid of truth and facts and was filled with "politically-driven abuse." 

 

The office of the Oklahoma Attorney General released a statement that said, "This case was referred to our office by state officials. The process undertaken was identical to every other case brought before the grand jury. Witness testimony is sworn under oath and lying before the grand jury is a felony. The grand jurors heard testimony and made the decision to issue an indictment."

 

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