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An audit has found that since 2014, Okmulgee County elected officials including county commissioner, sheriff, treasurer, county clerk, court clerk and county assessor were paid a salary that exceeded maximum amounts allowed by state law. Tulsa World file

OKMULGEE — State auditors have uncovered evidence that Okmulgee County's elected officials have received $382,403 in salary overpayments in violation of state law, The Oklahoman has learned.

"I'm shocked," said Okmulgee County Treasurer Vonna Lampkins, one of the elected officials found to have received excessive payments. "I'm glad I decided to keep my 2011 Nissan."

State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd sent a letter to Okmulgee County District Attorney Carol Iski on Wednesday notifying her of the overpayments.

The excessive salaries, which exceeded the maximum amounts allowed by state law, occurred over a six-year period from fiscal year 2014 to the present, Byrd told the district attorney. The Oklahoman received a copy of the letter through an Oklahoma Open Records Act request.

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