Grand jury indicts Windstream employee in Sisney case
BY KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Thursday, September 27, 2012
9/27/12 at 2:42 PM
A grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court charges a man with perjury related to his testimony in the case of former Broken Arrow Superintendent Jim Sisney.
The state's multicounty grand jury alleges that Eddie Dale Bryson, then a Windstream Corp. employee, lied about who provided two NCAA Final Four basketball tickets and other gratuities to Sisney.
The indictment alleges that Windstream offered Sisney two all-session tickets for the 2007 men's NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in Atlanta, with the promise of other gratuities paid for by the company, including free lodging, food and beverages, souvenirs, transportation and other entertainment.
The grand jury alleges Windstream provided the tickets and gratuities to Sisney "in appreciation of the ongoing business done between it and the Broken Arrow School District as a customer."
Sisney was indicted in August on bribery and conspiracy charges. That indictment alleged Sisney accepted the tickets and other gratuities without the approval of the school board.
Earlier this month, Sisney attorneys filed a motion seeking the dismissal of his indictment on bribery and conspiracy charges.