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Oklahoma tourism agency ends contract with BBQ restaurant


April 24, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lucrative deal that allowed an Oklahoma barbecue restaurateur to have the state subsidize more than $2 million in operational losses at new state park restaurants is being terminated due to "suspected fraudulent activity," the state's tourism department said Monday.

"We are continuing to cooperate with investigators and auditors to determine the extent to which unlawful behavior has been perpetuated against the state," the agency said in a press release.

"The department is also exploring options to recover any taxpayer dollars paid to the operator for services or it...

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