27 March 2003
Gene Stipe, having resigned his seat in the state Senate, has been formally charged with conspiracy and perjury in connection with the 1998 Congressional campaign of Stipe protégé Walt Roberts. No court hearing date has been set, and the charges were filed by information rather than through a grand-jury indictment, which suggests that a plea bargain has already been struck.
It's hard to imagine an Oklahoma legislature without Gene Stipe he first was elected to the Senate in 1956 but somehow I think we'll manage.
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