House to consider McMahan allegations

The House of Representatives apparently will consider the formation of a committee to consider allegations facing Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan. Click here to read the entire indictment. 
Speaker of the House Chris Benge, Tulsa Republican, placed House Resolution 1051, which calls for the formation of a committee to look into allegations against McMahan, a Democrat, on Wednesday’s House floor calendar.
Members could act on taking the first step toward impeachment proceedings against the state auditor as early as next week.

House rules state an item must be placed on the calendar for 48 hours before any action can be taken on it. The earliest House members could take up the resolution would be Monday, February 18th.

Tulsa Today was the first news organization to connect the dots on what some have called the most arrogant political corruption effort in history.  That coverage began with a local investigation that quickly jumped statewide.  Click here to read, Kathy Taylor / Gene Stipe Questions posted Sunday, 02 April 2006.

Further coverage may be found in the following:

McMahan May Face Can (News/State) 30 October, 2006

McMahan brother accused of political felony (News/State) 02 January, 2008

Oklahoma politics and other silly crimes (News/Editorial) 28 January, 2008

About the Author:
Mike McCarville has covered Oklahoma politics and government since he became State Capitol Correspondent for The Tulsa Tribune in 1966. Since, he has been a governor’s press secretary, investigative reporter, television station news executive, radio station program director and talk show host, and political consultant. In 1980, he founded The McCarville Report and it is the nation’s longest-running state political publication. In its online version, it has been called "The best political blog" by Dr. Keith Gaddie, pollster and pundit and "Oklahoma’s venerable McCarville Report" by The Arkansas Times.  McCarville, also a real estate investor and commentator for the National Rifle Association on and Sirius Satellite Radio, is a regular contributor to Tulsa Today.