Ex-Broken Arrow school superintendent indicted
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sisney has been indicted by a multicounty grand jury on bribery and conspiracy charges.
The allegations were unsealed Thursday in Tulsa County District Court and hinge on allegations about a 2007 trip sponsored by Little Rock-based Windstream Corp. phone company to the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.
Sisney was fired in 2008 by the school board amid allegations of wrongdoing.
An audit of the school system released last year covering 18 separate issues dating from July 2006 to March 2009 found possible wrongdoing involving open meetings guidelines and favoritism for vendors.
The findings prompted a criminal investigation, and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt had asked Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones to review the district's operations.
Windstream issued a statement denying improper behavior.
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