September 6, 2012
A status hearing for former drug court coordinator Angela Marcum was held Tuesday in Pittsburg County District Court. Marcum along with her attorney’s Anthony Allen and Shannon McMurray and Assistant Attorneys General Charles Rogers and Megan Tilly, appeard before District Judge Kenneth Adair, an Okmulgee County judge assigned to the case.
Marcum, a former District 18 Drug Court Coordinator for Pittsburg and McIntosh counties, is accused in an Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury indictment unsealed in 2011 of embezzling public money and property, along with stealing, destroying or secreting a public book or record in the form of receipts for payments made by drug court participants.
During Tuesday’s a Motion to Quash Indictment filed by the defense was denied, and an order denying the defendant a demurrer to counts 3 through 8 was granted. Also an an order granting the State’s motion for leave to correct the clerical errors in the indictment was ordered with exceptions.
In that order the defendant’s objections were overruled based on the word “monies” found in Count 2 of the indictment as it “is an obvious scriveners (clerical) error going only to form and not going to matter of substance ...”according to court records.
The original accusations against Marcum were made in an indictment issued by the Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury and unsealed in Pittsburg County District Court in June 2011.
The grand jury indicted Marcum in connection with an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation probe into missing money and records in the District 18 Drug Court, which covers Pittsburg and McIntosh counties.
Marcum has remained free on her own recognizance in the 2011 case.
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