Monday, August 8, 2011

Oklahoma’s Multicounty Grand Jury to Meet Tuesday

Attorney General Scott Pruitt

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s multicounty grand jury reconvenes Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

The grand jury will meet from Tuesday, Aug. 9, through Thursday, Aug. 11. This month’s session will be held at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, located at 313 NE 21.

The multicounty grand jury was requested by Attorney General Scott Pruitt and approved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Jan. 27. It is led by Assistant Attorney General Charles Rogers, chief of the Multicounty Grand Jury Unit for the Oklahoma Attorney General.

To date, the state’s 13th multicounty grand jury has returned five indictments, involving six defendants, in cases filed in Cleveland, Harper, Pittsburg and Oklahoma counties.

The multicounty grand jury has jurisdiction to investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties, assisting local law enforcement as well as handling matters of state interest.

The state’s 12th multicounty grand jury wrapped up in September. It indicted 10 people and assisted 145 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Grand jurors typically meet to hear testimony two to three days each month. Testimony before a grand jury is closed to the public.
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