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Oklahoma State Auditor: GUILTY

Oklahoma's State Auditor and his wife are found guilty of conspiracy and accepting bribes. A federal jury returned the verdict on Saturday after a 13-hour deliberation.

Jeff McMahan and his wife, Lori, are both guilty of one count of conspiracy and two counts of accepting bribes. They were acquitted on charges of mail fraud.

The charges come from the couple's relationship with businessman Steve Phipps, who gave Jeff thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions and Lori expensive jewelry and trips. McMahan is automatically suspended without pay.

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says McMahan should resign immediately. If he refuses, he will face an impeachment trial, which the House Speaker says is both expensive and redundant.

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