If you rule on decisions that involve oil & gas development, and you receive campaign contributions from the oil & gas industry that could get you a grand jury investigation for bribery.
Attorney David Thompson, who wrote the report with recent law school graduate Erik Escarraman, equates the campaign contributions to bribing a judge. The contributions came from people who had an interest in a pending administrative case…
A grand jury investigation could be launched to determine if the commission head is guilty of a violating a Class C felony bribery statute.
“We’re deeply concerned about the influence of oil in corrupting our political process and extreme amounts of money that are now in play,” said Thompson, who said he and Escarraman are not affiliated with any campaign.