Humphrey Urges Media to Review Evidence of Alleged DAC Fraud

Apr 19, 2024
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, today appealed directly to members of Oklahoma's media, asking them to review his documentation detailing what he alleges is money laundering by the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC).

"I believe you in the media are missing one of the largest stories of your career," Humphrey said. "I am asking you to review the investigation packet I have attached."

Humphrey goes on to detail that in the case Stice v. Mashburn, an appellate court determined the $40 fee the DAC collects for probation fees must be used for the actual act of supervision.

"I checked with a well-known attorney, who advised this means the $40 fee must be used solely for supervision, and DAs must provide the actual act of supervision," Humphrey said.

Humphrey said after the ruling, a bill was filed to create a $40 prosecution fee to give district attorneys a legal method to collect money from offenders, but he said that is not being done.

"I have provided thousands of entries by district attorneys to verify that DAs continue to collect $55 million in supervision fees, and yet I've found no documentation showing the money was spent on actual supervision as ordered by the appellate court," Humphrey said, adding that it seems logical to conclude DAs are not actually providing supervision.

"Consequently, it seems evident that DAs are engaged in massive fraud in the state of Oklahoma and are deceitfully profiting," he said. "I submit that $55 million have been collected by DAs under the deception and breach of confidence perpetrated for profit or dishonest gain."

Humphrey has sent several letters to the attorney general asking for a review of his investigative packet. Humphrey said his investigation found that the $55 million was moved through several government accounts.

"This money traveled through the accounts of the district attorney, the District Attorneys Council, to the Oklahoma State Treasurer and then returned to the District Attorneys Council," Humphrey said. "Therefore, it truly appears DAs have intentionally moved $55 million of funds received by what appears to be fraud through several accounts to conceal the use of funds. It certainly appears to be money laundering to avoid the court order."

"The question remains: what legal action could be taken on what appears to be one of largest frauds and possible money laundering schemes perpetrated on the state of Oklahoma"? Humphrey asked.

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