Former Oklahoma lawmaker, felon considers running for office
July 26, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma lawmaker who was convicted of embezzlement says he's considering running for a state executive office in 2018.
Leo Kingston, 67, was a first-term senator when he was convicted in 1990 of defrauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2utppbK ) reported. He was accused of using straw buyers to illegally acquire government-insured mortgages.
Kingston served three years of an eight-year sentence.
Kingston announced on Facebook last weekend that he's thinking about running for labor commissioner, saying he's...