- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) - A retired U.S. marshal has been appointed acting sheriff while Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert awaits trial on a grand jury’s accusations seeking his removal from office.

The county Board of Commissioners voted Monday to appoint Dan David, who served as a deputy U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Colbert and a sheriff’s office captain are named in three felony counts of bribery and extortion. A grand jury says the pair took $10,000 from two motorists in exchange for not pursuing drug charges against them in December 2014. The panel also said Colbert couldn’t account for $440 of $2,500 he received for undercover operations.

He announced his voluntary suspension earlier this month. The grand jury has recommended that Colbert be removed from office.


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