The Attorney General has joined the investigation into the Swadley incident

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said Sunday that his office is working with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to get to the bottom of the mystery. the Swadley’s Foggy Bottom scandal.

The Oklahoma restaurant’s contract with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department was terminated by the state in April due to suspected fraud and questionable business practices.

At first the Oklahoma City district attorney worked with the OSBI and planned to fight any charges in court. Currently, any prosecution will be handled by the attorney general.

“This case involves allegations of fraud involving millions of dollars in taxpayer money,” Drummond said. “Starting immediately, my office will join with the OSBI to thoroughly investigate this matter. The Office of the Attorney General is the proper body to determine whether prosecution is appropriate and, if they do, prosecute any offenders. One of the priorities of this office is to end the culture of corruption and bribery. Oklahomans are accountable to the government.”

A press release noted that Swadley received more than sixteen million dollars from the state to operate and renovate restaurants at several state parks.

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