Formerly Indicted Cabinet Member Plans Lawsuit Against Former Oklahoma Attorney General
A member of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet is filing a lawsuit against former Attorney General Mike Hunter.
Secretary of Digital Transformation, David Ostrowe, held a news conference Wednesday announcing a lawsuit against the former attorney general.
"This week I’m formally moving forward with seeking legal action and vindication against those who unlawfully, recklessly and intentionally created harm against me with a frivolous and abusive indictment," Ostrowe sad.
This comes after Ostrowe was indicted in December. The indictment alleged that Ostrowe attempted to bribe members of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
The charge was dropped last month following Hunter’s announcement of his resignation amid personal scandal.
Ostrowe's attorney said the indictment was devoid of truth and facts and was filled with "politically-driven abuse." He says they're suing Hunter for abuse of process, libel, slander and, potentially, a civil rights violation.
The office of the Oklahoma Attorney General said in a statement that the case was referred to their office by state officials and that the process undertaken was identical to every other case brought before the grand jury.