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Former OKC Attorney Pleads To Fraud Charges
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says a longtime Oklahoma City attorney has pleaded guilty to fraud. U.S. Attorney Danny Williams Sr. says 74-year-old John Merritt pleaded guilty in three separate cases of devising schemes that resulted in him illegally receiving more than $3 million. Williams says Merritt pleaded guilty Monday in Oklahoma City federal court to using false financial statements and income tax returns to obtain a $1.75 million line of credit from a Tennessee finance company. Merritt also pleaded guilty to using false statements and tax returns for an $800,000 line of credit at Quail Creek Bank of Oklahoma City and to forging another attorney's signature on $500,000 in checks. Merritt pleaded guilty in July to cheating clients -- including children -- out of money from trust funds and lawsuit settlements. "Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."
Posted: Wednesday, January 16 2013, 09:35 AM CST
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Civil Air Patrol helps asses Okla. tornado damage
May 25, 2013 18:12 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol Wing is helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency by going door-to-door to help assess damage from the killer tornado that struck Moore.
Lt. Col. Dave Roberts says the work began Wednesday to photograph the estimated 12,00 homes damaged by the tornadoes in Moore and south Oklahoma City.
He says the CAP has been taking an average of 500 photos per day and hopes to triple that amount Saturday with the addition of more volunteers.
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US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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