Tax Commission auditor Leon Qualls Jr. testified Sept. 19 before
the state's multicounty grand jury. According to The Oklahoman,
Grand jurors are investigating whether Tax Commission employees
accepted bribes from private agents used by truckers for truck tags.
City newspaper reported that Qualls, who appeared with his attorney,
has worked for the agency for 23 years. He is under suspicion
partly because of his association with Transport Services Link
Inc. of Yukon, a now-closed trucking agency.
fired in August, but appealed. His departure has since been changed
to a resignation - effective Oct. 1.
The Oklahoman reported that he came under suspicion at work after doing a fuel
report for a California trucking company. His superiors considered
that a conflict of interest, even though Qualls insisted he wasn't