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SUZANNE McCLAIN ATW00D
TRENT H. BAGGETT
Assistant Executive Coordinator
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS COUNCIL
421 N.W. 13th STREET, SUITE 290 • OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73103
EXECUTIVE • FINANCE • IT • VICTIMS • GRANTS
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September 21, 2011
Honorable Brian Bingman
President Pro Tempore of Senate
422 State Capitol Building
2300 N.Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Dear Senator Bingman,
I am enclosing, as required by statute, the annual report for collections and expenditures
of the Bogus Check Restitution Program and the Restitution and Diversion Program for
fiscal year 2011. This report provides totals by county and district.
As you know, the Bogus Check program previously funded almost 15% of the District
Attorney's offices. Unfortunately, as we feared, these funds have dropped dramatically
from FY2009 to FY2011, from $13.7M to $9.8M. Coupled with the 23.2% decrease in
state appropriations during the same time period, your state prosecutors are struggling to
maintain adequate staffing levels.
We appreciate your consideration of these issues as you work on the budget issues in the
Please contact me if you have any questions or need further information.
inne McClain Atwood