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Off Topic => Across the Backyard Fence => Topic started by: mefree on December 02, 2011, 17:17

Title: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on December 02, 2011, 17:17
Grand jury indictment to be unsealed
http://mcalesternews.com/policecourts/x597287316/Grand-jury-indictment-to-be-unsealed

Pittsburg County judge among three indicted for conspiracy

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=12&articleid=20110930_12_0_OKLAHO586600

Drug court coordinator faces January court arraignment
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x910010986/Drug-court-coordinator-faces-January-court-arraignment

Drug court officials face charges - - Musckogee Phoenix
http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1953749465/Drug-court-officials-face-charges

Oklahoma drug court judge is charged with perjury
http://newsok.com/oklahoma-drug-court-judge-is-charged-with-perjury/article/3610558

Former Pittsburg County treasurer first witness in drug court preliminary hearing - Mcalester News

http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1612752225/Former-Pittsburg-County-treasurer-first-witness-in-drug-court-preliminary-hearing

Pittsburg    CF-2011-00194    06/02/2011    Defendant - MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    
EMBEZZLEMENT OF PUBLIC MONEY

Pittsburg    CF-2011-00347B    09/30/2011    Defendant - MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    
CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE STATE

Pittsburg    CF-2011-00347A    09/30/2011    Defendant - LAYDEN, WILLIAM HARBERT JR.    STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. LAYDEN, WILLIAM HARBERT JR.    
CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE STATE

http://www1.odcr.com/search.php
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: ethercat on December 03, 2011, 10:07
I wonder if they've also been funneling people into Narconon Arrowhead?
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on December 03, 2011, 10:11
I wonder if they've also been funneling people into Narconon Arrowhead?

 ooo:/
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: snippy on November 09, 2012, 17:07

Some upcoming events on this:

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Party name: MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE
Court    Case Number    Filed On    Party    Case    Offense or Cause
...
Pittsburg    CF-2011-00194    06/02/2011    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE          Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    EMBEZZLEMENT OF PUBLIC MONEY

---->[ 12/19/2012    9:30am    PRELIMINARY HEARING]

Pittsburg    CF-2011-00347B    09/30/2011    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE  Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE STATE

---->[ 11/08/2012    1:30pm    PRE-TRIAL
          12/03/2012               JURY TRIAL  ]

Pittsburg    CF-2012-00129    04/03/2012    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE          Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    KNOWINGLY CONCEALING EMBEZZLED OR STOLEN PROPERTY

---->[ 10/23/2012    2:00pm    MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE
          12/03/2012    2:00pm    MOTION FOR HEARING            ]

Pittsburg    FD-2010-00245    08/06/2010    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE          Defendant      MARCUM, JAMES SCOTT vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION

---->[ 12/06/2011    F&E DECREE OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE S/SPROUSE ]

The most recent article I found is from August 2012:
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1923112203/Trial-continued-in-first-of-District-18-Drug-Court-grand-jury-indictments (http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1923112203/Trial-continued-in-first-of-District-18-Drug-Court-grand-jury-indictments)
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on November 09, 2012, 18:55
Thanks Snippy!
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on November 27, 2012, 20:42
Judge rules on text messages in drug court case - Mcalester News-Capital (http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1951905605/Judge-rules-on-text-messages-in-drug-court-case)
November 27, 2012
By James Beaty Staff Writer

McALESTER — A judge has ruled that text messages allegedly sent in 2010 by  then-District 18 Assistant District Attorney Michael Miller to then-District 18 Drug Court Coordinator Angie Marcum can’t be used against them in an upcoming jury trial.

Oklahoma Assistant Attorneys General Charles Rogers and Megan Tilly, who are prosecuting the case, have now appealed the judge’s ruling  to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, contending that the trial judge erred in his ruling.

The action comes in the wake of a ruling by District Judge Joe Sam Vassar, of Bristow. Vassar, who is the district judge for Creek, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties, was appointed to preside over the case.

Vassar issued the Nov. 4 ruling in the form of a written pre-trial order in the case in which Miller, Marcum and former Pittsburg County Special Judge William H. Layden are charged with conspiracy in connection with a state probe into District 18 Drug Court. The drug court covers Pittsburg and McIntosh counties.

While the case had been scheduled to go to trial in December, the legal wrangling leaves that in doubt.

Vassar’s order covers alleged text messages sent between Miller and Marcum in May 2010.

Marcum was the drug court coordinator at the time. Miller was the assistant district attorney assigned to work with the drug court, while Layden was the judge assigned to work with the drug court on a regular basis.

Prosecutors are contending in their appeal that Vassar erred on the Nov. 6  written order granting the motions of Miller and Marcum to suppress the text messages.

more at http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1951905605/Judge-rules-on-text-messages-in-drug-court-case
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: ethercat on November 28, 2012, 07:05
I wonder what was in the text messages, that they have to be concealed.   O-\eh?
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: wynot on November 28, 2012, 07:28
I wonder what the conspiracy charges are about...  M-|V|-M

'til later;
wynot
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: Witnessman on November 28, 2012, 11:19
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Quote from: wynot on November 28, 2012, 07:28

I wonder what the conspiracy charges are about...


The linked news articles say the conspiracy charges relate to alleged embezzlement of court funds.
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: wynot on November 28, 2012, 14:34
Thanks; that saves me some searching! :D

'til next time;
wynot
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on November 28, 2012, 18:30
Thanks; that saves me some searching! :D

'til next time;
wynot

:D I think the second article in OP spells it out!
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: snippy on December 03, 2012, 00:42
Still scheduled for today:

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Pittsburg    CF-2011-00347B    09/30/2011    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE  Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE STATE

---->[ 12/03/2012               JURY TRIAL  ]

http://www1.odcr.com/detail?court=061-&casekey=061-CF++1100347B

-----------------------------
and:

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Pittsburg    CF-2012-00129    04/03/2012    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE          Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    KNOWINGLY CONCEALING EMBEZZLED OR STOLEN PROPERTY

---->[ 12/03/2012    2:00pm    MOTION FOR HEARING            ]
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on December 03, 2012, 15:14
Still scheduled for today:

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Pittsburg    CF-2011-00347B    09/30/2011    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE  Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE STATE

---->[ 12/03/2012               JURY TRIAL  ]

http://www1.odcr.com/detail?court=061-&casekey=061-CF++1100347B

-----------------------------
and:

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Pittsburg    CF-2012-00129    04/03/2012    MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE          Defendant      STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. MARCUM, ANGELA MARIE    KNOWINGLY CONCEALING EMBEZZLED OR STOLEN PROPERTY

---->[ 12/03/2012    2:00pm    MOTION FOR HEARING            ]

Hopefully, the News Thetan will track down a new article.
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on December 23, 2012, 23:22
McAlester trial date stricken in drug court conspiracy case - McAlester News-Capital (http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1332346365/McAlester-trial-date-stricken-in-drug-court-conspiracy-case)

Hearing in drug court case set to resume in March - McAlester News-Capital (http://mcalesternews.com/local/x2056563599/Hearing-in-drug-court-case-set-to-resume-in-March)

Marcum Indictment (http://www.oag.state.ok.us/oagweb.nsf/0/63bbdea4005c27ba862578a3006d293c/$FILE/Marcum%20Indictment.pdf)
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: snippy on December 26, 2012, 14:00
What. a. mess.   
Thx mefree.
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 12, 2013, 08:21
I wonder if CoolHand knows any of these players from his days at Arrowhead....
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on February 17, 2015, 17:52
It's not over yet, folks!

5 felony counts dismissed for Angie Marcum - McAlester News - Capital (http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/local_news/felony-counts-dismissed-for-angie-marcum/article_856e7fae-7da3-5e98-b8e2-1e0a47f118ca.html)
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:03 pm | Updated: 11:03 am, Fri Sep 12, 2014.

Opinion: State v Marcum (http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=472633)
January 28, 2014

The ADA, the Drug Court Coordinator and Embezzlement - CYB3RIM3(blog)  (http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-ada-drug-court-coordinator-and.html)
February 7, 2014   

Testimony continues in Marcum trial - McAlester News - Capital (http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/testimony-continues-in-marcum-trial/article_c689b47a-234a-11e4-a685-0019bb2963f4.html)
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:34 pm

Judge declares mistrial in Marcum case - McAlester News - Capital  (http://www.mcalesternews.com/judge-declares-mistrial-in-marcum-case/article_d1deae90-2514-11e4-b93d-0019bb2963f4.html)
August 16, 2014

State to retry Marcum - McAlester News - Capital (http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/state-to-retry-marcum/article_4fb6ddd6-497a-11e4-bdcf-b729500bf6ad.html)
October 1, 2014
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on January 14, 2016, 22:02
A late follow-up on this story.

Judge dismisses embezzlement charges against ex-drug court official - Tulsa World (http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/judge-dismisses-embezzlement-charges-against-ex-drug-court-official/article_561a67b4-84fc-577c-b443-52f9e244474f.html)
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MCALESTER (AP) — A judge has dismissed embezzlement charges against a former drug court coordinator for Pittsburg and McIntosh counties who was accused of stealing thousands of dollars and trying to cover it up by destroying records.

While a felony conspiracy charge still stands against Angela Marcum, she no longer faces any embezzlement charges in the original 2011 Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury indictment.

The state Attorney General’s Office says it plans to appeal the judge’s decision.
more at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/judge-dismisses-embezzlement-charges-against-ex-drug-court-official/article_561a67b4-84fc-577c-b443-52f9e244474f.html
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: DeathHamster on January 16, 2016, 13:52
No wonder the license plates no longer read "Oklahoma is OK"!
Title: Re: Oklahoma Drug Court Run Amok?
Post by: mefree on January 17, 2016, 09:36
No wonder the license plates no longer read "Oklahoma is OK"!

I know, right? Depressing.