Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 5, 2012
Sen. Jim Wilson
Sen. Wilson asks A.G. to investigate problems with online
Ethics Commission reports
State Sen. Jim
Wilson has asked Attorney General Scott Pruitt to investigate
the removal of an original contribution report from the State Ethics
Commission’s website and the substitution of a different report.
In a letter sent to Pruitt on Monday, Wilson notes the original
report, which was dated October 30, 2012, had incorrectly listed
the name of an organization contributing to Friends of Wayne Shaw
for Senate 2012. Subsequently, a completely different document was
substituted for the form. The new document deleted a contribution
listing from the first form and shows an equivalent amount listed
as contributions of $50 or less in the aggregate.
“First of all, any errors in the original report should have
been corrected with an amended report. The ability to remove an
actual report and replace it with a backdated ‘new’
original report implicates complicity from the Ethics Commission
staff or at least a breach of security,” said Wilson, D-Tahlequah.
“The second consideration is knowingly and falsely claiming
the $500 amount came from aggregating contributions of $50 or less.”
Along with the letter, Wilson forwarded the original document as
well as the “new” original report.
“I’m asking the Attorney General to investigate this
because he is the chief law enforcement officer for the State of
Oklahoma. Any explanation or justification by the Ethics Commission
based on an internal investigation would be suspect,” Wilson
Wilson's letter to AG
Attachments for AG
For more information contact:
Sen. Wilson: (405) 521-5574