TULSA, OK – A federal judge rescheduled a sentencing hearing for a former Oklahoma senator who resigned after pleading guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return.
U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan on Monday rescheduled a sentencing hearing of former Sen. Rick Brinkley, Owasso-34 (R). The hearing was set for January 22 but has been postponed until March 4 at the request of Brinkley’s defense attorney, Mack Martin, following the death of his father.
Brinkley admitted in federal court in August of last year that he stole $1.8 million from the Better Business Bureau of Tulsa.
Brinkley, 54, had been president and CEO of the nonprofit organization from 1999 to 2011 and its COO from June 1, 2011, until the BBB’s board of directors voted unanimously in April to fire him, notifying him April 26, 2015.