Lawmaker seeks audit of Oklahoma Insurance Department

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Friday, February 08, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Harry Coates on Thursday asked Gov. Mary Fallin to request a performance audit of Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak’s office.

Coates has called the purchases by Doak’s office “frivolous spending at the very least.”

Doak’s office has used credit cards to pay for chamber memberships, lapel pins, clothing, motivational books, tablecloths and weapons.

“I feel this information is necessary in determining if expenditures being made by his office not only conform to the state statue that governs the Insurance Commissioner, but also that they are being used for the manner intended by the Legislature and Ethics Commission,” Coates, R-Seminole, wrote in a letter to Fallin.

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