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Oklahoma AG Orders Probe of Potential Rogers County Wrongdoing


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he's directed the state's multicounty grand jury to probe various allegations of wrongdoing by officials in Rogers County.

The investigation will include topics in a grand jury petition that was signed by more than 8,000 Rogers County residents, as well as issues raised by District Attorney Janice Steidley.

The petition was dismissed last week after a judge ruled the summary in the petition did not use language approved by the court.

The state's multicounty grand jury is an investigative group with authority to look into allegations of criminal activity and official misconduct by public officials. Pruitt's office administers the grand jury, which has statewide juris diction.

Any action recommended by the grand jury, including prosecution, would take place in Rogers County.