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Former Kay County commissioners charged with misconduct


NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — Two former county commissioners in Oklahoma have been charged with misconduct related to allegations of ignoring competitive bidding laws.

Former Kay County Commissioner Tyson Rowe, 37, was charged Friday with a felony racketeering and embezzlement, and misdemeanor counts of willful violation of law regulating official conduct. Former Kay County Commissioner Dee Schieber, 64, is facing the same misdemeanor charge.

The charges came after an audit released in December 2015 alleged that Rowe engaged in a series of improper transactions that involved paying himself. The...

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