Jan 9, 97 Watie Charges

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ADAIR COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA


STATE OF OKLAHOMA,
Plaintiff
vs.
DORA MAE WATIE
Defendent
CASE NUMBER CRF-98-9

INFORMATION

IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:

Now comes DIANNE BARKER HARROLD, the duly qualified and acting District Attorney, in and for Adair County, State of Oklahoma and gives the District Court to know and to be informed that, DORA MAE WATIE did, in Adair County, and in the State of Oklahoma, between July 1, 1993 to June 10, 1997, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Seven before the presentment hereof, commit the crime of:

COUNT I PAYMENT OF FALSE CLAIMS

70 O.S. 5-125 (B)

That between the dates of July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1997 in the County and State Aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE did unlawfully, wilfully and wrongfully authorize overpayments of $12,214.00 in per diem to eleven different School Board Members or Employees of the Dahlonegah School. This crime is punishable by a fine fo not less than $1,000,00 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one (1) year, or by both.

COUNT II VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (11)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (11), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by not giving proper notice of the Dahlonegah School Board Meeting on the 14th day of January, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT III VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (11)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (11), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by not giving proper notice of the Dahlonegah School Board Meeting on the 5th day of December, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT IV VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (11)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (11), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by not giving proper notice of the Dahlonegah School Board Meeting on the 31st day of October, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT V VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (11)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (11), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by not giving proper notice of the Dahlonegah School Board Meeting on the 7th day of November, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT VI VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (11)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (11), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by not giving proper notice of the Dahlonegah School Board Meeting on the 16th day of December, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT VII VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (4)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (4), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by changing the meeting date of the Dalonegah School Board Meeting, without proper notice being given to the County Clerk, the date was changed from the 26th day of August, 1996 to the 7th day of August, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT VIII VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT

25 O.S. 311 (A) (4)

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING ACT, a misdeameanor, in violation of 25 O.S. 311 (A) (4), by unlawfully, willfully, and wrongfully violating the Meeting Act by changing the meeting date of the Dalonegah School Board Meeting, without proper notice being given to the County Clerk, the date was changed from the 30th day of September, 1996 to the 16th day of September, 1996. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year in the County Jail.

COUNT IX EMBEZZLEMENT BY OFFICER

21 O.S. 341

That on or about the day and year and in the County and State aforesaid, said DORA MAE WATIE committed the crime of EMBEZZLEMENT BY OFFICER, a felony, in violation of 21 O.S. 341, by fraudulently appropriating for a purpose not in the due and lawful execution of her trust the sum of $512.35, that belonged to the DAHLONEGAH SCHOOL and had been entrusted to Dora Mae Watie by virtue of her appointment to the School Board of Dahlonegah School. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for not less than one (1) year and no more than twenty (20) years, in addition there to shall be disqualified to hold office in this state, contrary to the form of the states in such cases made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State of Oklahoma.

DIANNE BARKER HARROLD
DISTRICT ATTORNEY