OK. panel indicts ex-official with Ark. firm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The multicounty grand jury has accused a former official of and Arkansas telecommunications company of falsely testifying about basketball tournament tickets he gave to the ex-superintendent of Broken Arrow Public Schools.
An indictment unsealed Thursday charges Eddie Bryson with perjury. Bryson was vice president for Little Rock-based Windstream Corp.'s Oklahoma operations.
Bryson allegedly testified he'd received tickets to the 2007 men's NCAA Final Four tournament in Atlanta but couldn't attend, so he gave them to former Broken Arrow superintendent Jim Sisney. Prosecutors say Windstream provided the tickets to Sisney because the company provides services to the district.
Sisney was indicted last month on bribery and conspiracy charges for allegedly accepting the tickets.
Windstream declined comment but said after the initial indictment that it contests the charges and cooperated with investigators.
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