Former Dem State Senator Facing Embezzlement Charges


A former Democrat Oklahoma State Senator, Jay Paul Gumm, is facing embezzlement charges for forging signatures and cashing checks from the Stone County Economic Development Partnership in Mississippi.

His secretary, Tina Owens, just pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges for $400,000. She was sentenced to 20 years, but will only have to serve eight years.

Gumm was indicted in January. He was a state senator for Oklahoma’s 6th District.

Rumors that he’s stockpiling cigarettes for his time in the clink are unsubstantiated.