a trucking company agent accused in the Oklahoma truck tag investigation,
has pleaded guilty, admitting he cheated the Oklahoma Tax Commission
out of trucking registration fees, The Oklahoma City Oklahoman reported Dec. 19.
Frias has also
implicated Herbert Coles Jr., a data encoder fired by the Tax Commission,
who pleaded not guilty in August to felony charges. Tuesday, Frias
testified that he and Coles had diverted "funds which should
have gone to the Oklahoma Tax Commission."
The grand jury
has indicted eight people in the investigation: Four at the Tax
Commission and four who were agents hired by truckers to get tags, The Oklahoman reported. The agents are accused of pocketing
thousands of dollars in trucker fees intended for the state and
of bribing Tax Commission employees.