Ardmore, Oklahoma (KXII) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said Sunday that his office is working with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation to get to the bottom of the fog in the Swadley scandal.
An Oklahoma restaurant chain’s contract with the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation was terminated by the state in April due to alleged fraud and questionable business practices.
Previously, the Oklahoma City district attorney had worked with OSBI and planned to plead the charges in court. Indictments are now handled by the Attorney General instead.
“This lawsuit includes allegations of fraud involving millions of dollars in taxpayer funds,” Drummond said. “Soon, my office will work with the OSBI to thoroughly investigate this matter. The right body to prosecute.One of my top priorities in this office is ending the culture of corruption and scandal.Oklahomans deserve true accountability in government.”
Swadley’s has received more than $16 million from the state to operate and renovate restaurants in several state parks, according to a press release.
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