Fists Fly as Lawyer, Adviser Are Fired in Oklahoma Deal

Williamson, Richard
April 2003
Bond Buyer;4/4/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31608, p3
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Canadian County, Oklahoma, officials are searching for records on bond sales for a controversial juvenile detention center after a hearing that led to the firing of the issuer's counsel and financial adviser and a fistfight in a courthouse hallway following a county commissioners' hearing. Mark Lea“ Beau” Cantrell, who had served as counsel to the Canadian County Public Facilities Authority and Canadian County Home Finance Authority for 25 years, was dismissed by the county commissioners after questions arose about the location of documents involving the bond-financed Gary E. Miller Children's Justice Center and other transactions. Cantrell said key documents are filed with various banks across the country that are acting as trustees in the $7.5 million revenue bond deal.


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