"The Tar Creek audit is the subject of an ongoing open records lawsuit by Campaign for Accountability, a Washington, D.C. group. On Feb. 23, an Oklahoma County judge rejected Hunter's motion to dismiss the lawsuit and gave the attorney general's office 30 days to respond."
"The Lester letter could play a crucial role in a pending open records lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court. Both the auditor's office and Campaign for Accountability, a Washington D.C.-based group, have argued that Pruitt's decision to release the audit to Lester in 2014 grants them the authority to release it to the general public."
"Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones has responded through his attorney to an Open Records Act (ORA) lawsuit regarding the Picher buyout filed by a Washington DC watchdog group Campaign for Accountability (CfA)."
"Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones has asked a court to order him to release an audit that the attorney general wants to keep confidential."
"A non-profit Washington, DC watchdog group, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Oklahoma in November of 2017 against Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones for failing to release copies of audits and documents related to corruption allegations associated with the management of the Tar Creek Reclamation site in the state, according to their press release."
"Now, that decision is coming into new light as many Oklahomans clamor for the audit to be released, suggesting that its revelations will prove embarrassing to Inhofe, who played a key role in designing the buyout plan, and cast doubt on Pruitt’s decision not to move forward with charges. Last week, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit called the Campaign for Accountability raised the stakes even further, filing suit in Oklahoma courts to force the release of the audit."