McFall pleads guilty to trucking kickbacks, bribery
Oklahoma City -A man twice indicted during the Multi-county Grand Jury 's investigation into allegations of kickbacks and bribery at the Oklahoma Tax Commission has again pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme.
Byron Edward McFall, Jr. pleaded guilty today in Oklahoma County District Court to one count each of conspiracy against the state, falsification of public records and bribery. He was indicted in November 2004.
McFall, the former owner of Transport Services Link, Inc., was accused of conspiring to defraud the state of trucking registration fees by filing bogus documents with the Tax Commission. He was also accused of bribing a Tax Commission field auditor to produce false truck registration bills.
McFall previously pleaded guilty in January 2004 to one count of conspiracy against the state based on a 2003 indictment. He was sentenced in Oklahoma County District Court to a five-year deferred sentence and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine as well as court costs and a $150 victim compensation assessment.
Formal sentencing in the current case is set for Feb. 22.
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