Oklahoma City (KFOR) — Former Governor Kevin Stitt’s Cabinet members are carrying out his word to sue former Attorney General Mike Hunter.
David Ostrowe accuses Hunter of malicious and false indictment for attempted bribery.
Ostrow is also suing, alleging that the Oklahoma Tax Commission worked with Hunter to criminally prosecute him and damage his reputation.
In June 2021, former Oklahoma Digital Transformation and Administration Commissioner Ostrow publicly announced his intention to sue Hunter.
“When malicious powers abuse their power, we are all victims,” he said.
Former Stitt Cabinet members formally filed a lawsuit for damages Thursday — along with Oklahoma Tax Commissioners Charles Prater, Clark Jolly and Steve Barrage, who hunted him for attempted bribes to officials. accused of prosecuting with
In December 2020, Hunter said Ostrowe had committed an attempted bribery. Appropriations to the Oklahoma Tax Commission are reserved. “
Those charges were dropped after Hunter resigned in May 2021.
Mr. Ostrow said in his complaint that Hunter and tax commissioners Prater, Jolly and Barrage “did not have sufficient grounds to accuse, indict, arrest, detain or prosecute Mr. Ostrow in a criminal proceeding.”
Ostrowe is suing for violations of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, libel, slander, and willful infliction of emotional distress.
In June 2021, he told KFOR why the lawsuit was necessary, saying, “Now is the time to use your political and legal influence to harm others for your own benefit.” It’s time to stand up to those who give
KFOR has contacted the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and the Oklahoma Tax Commission about the lawsuit, but neither said they can comment on the pending lawsuit.
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