Land Line has learned that in January, the Oklahoma Tax Commission decided to turn over an internal investigation of its motor vehicle division to the state attorney general's office. Commission officials "felt like it needed to be investigated from the outside of the agency to make sure everything is above board and to protect state tax dollars," spokeswoman Paula Ross told the Tulsa World's Capitol bureau.
The investigation involves licensing for commercial carriers, but according to news sources, the agency's general counsel, Doug Allen, and other officials were mum about details.
The attorney general's office oversees the multicounty grand jury, which according to an article in the Oklahoman, recently issued subpoenas in the investigation. The Oklahoma Tax Commission has declined to comment further on the investigation.
--Sandi Soendker, managing editor