Oklahoma District Lawyer allegedly under investigation for secret specials

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) — A group of District Lawyers from across Oklahoma are asking the state auditor to look into the DA of Lincoln and Pottawatomie Counties, Allan Grubb. The DA Is also reportedly underneath an investigation on secret, but lawful, bargains he’s been earning with offenders.

“The District Lawyer Council’s Council is obstructing justice,” claimed DA Allan Grubb.

DA Grubb is beneath fire, just after a team of district attorney’s asked Condition Auditor and Inspector to investigate his office’s funds.

The team District Attorney Council, or DAC, presented Information 4 with this statement.

“Mr. Grubb unsuccessful to remit monies to include the expenses for his employee’s salaries in the amount of money of $467,807.21.  In addition, he failed to post monies to pay his IT User charges for the personnel of his District resulting in a whole sum owed of $679,198.21.   The deficit was addressed by the governing board of the Council in a general public meeting held September 7, 2021 at which time Mr. Grubb signed an agreement (attached).  The prepare for repayment has been dealt with each individual month given that September 7, 2021 at the every month publicly held meeting of the Council. (Oct 7, 2021, November 10, 2021, December 16, 2021, January 20, 2022 and February 17, 2022)   In a earlier open meeting Mr. Grubb indicated that he would ask for a forensic audit of his possess accounts by the Condition Auditor and Inspector. The money position of District 23 was detailed as an agenda merchandise for the February 17, 2022 meeting. Mr. Grubb unsuccessful to appear at that meeting.  Immediately after it was uncovered that DA Grubb unsuccessful to adhere to as a result of with his promise to  request a forensic audit on his very own, the Council voted unanimously to assist DA Prater’s request to seek out a statutorily licensed audit.”

Kathryn Boyle Brewer, Executive Coordinator of District Lawyer Council

“There are individuals in that group that do not like my suggestions of prison justice reform,” claimed Grubb.

State Auditor and Inspector, Cindy Byrd, confirms she will be investigating all monetary accounts of the district.

“District Attorney David Prater sent my workplace an formal request to carry out a forensic audit of the District Attorney’s workplace in District 23,” mentioned Cindy Byrd, Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector. “The audit will include things like all money accounts of the district.”

According to released reports, state brokers are now contacting into concern Grubb’s admitted and lawful dealings with reduced-level offenders. The promotions are known as Deferred Prosecution Agreements, or DPAs, which allow prosecutors to strike up a monetary offer with offenders, in return for no rates or jail time.

Grubb claimed he only uses the DPAs for very low-amount and misdemeanor offenses.

“People that definitely need the prospect so they don’t cloud their foreseeable future,” reported Grubb. “That’s what I ran on, that we would not prosecute minimal-level crimes and wreck people’s means to get jobs.”

The DA showed Information 4 the DPAs submitted in the thirty day period of January, totaling $5,850 for the place of work.

“You see the discounts that had been built out of Pott county?” he questioned. “Literally a handful.”

Nevertheless, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth doesn’t get it.

“If he showed you a handful then he’s deceiving you. Which is bull,” he reported.

Sheriff Booth stated he experienced to shut down a program where by offenders, who are now receiving DPAs, would present community support alternatively of jail time. A challenge Grubb states was out of his regulate.

“I assume the pandemic shut down most of that,” he explained.

“That was a massive, extra fat lie. And I called him out on it appropriate on the place,” mentioned Booth.

DA Grubb maintains he asked for an audit for his workplace again in October, but under no circumstances listened to again. The District Legal professional explained he has almost nothing to conceal and is transparent with the funds. He delivered News 4 with the money statements under.

Released studies allege Grubb is being investigated by the Oklahoma Point out Bureau of Investigations. The bureau explained to News 4 they can neither verify or deny this.