Embezzlement counts dropped for ex-Oklahoma City councilman


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed embezzlement charges against a former Oklahoma City councilman accused of taking at least $165,000 from charities under his control.

Oklahoma County court records indicate three embezzlement counts against John Albert Pettis Jr. were dismissed Wednesday. Pettis, 36, still faces a felony charge of failing to file state income tax returns.

Pettis resigned from his council seat shortly after the charges were filed in May 2018. He was accused of taking funds from the Oklahoma Institute for Minority Affairs, a charity Pettis founded, and of makin...

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