Jerry Patterson, 77

Born December 27, 1942

Died February 17, 2020

Larry Jackson Cooper, 78

Born March 14, 1941

Died January 21, 2020

Charles Berry Smither, 82

Born January 30, 1937

Died January 20, 2020

Kevin Dean Brannon, 55

Born August 4, 1964

Died January 20, 2020

Frank Delmedico, 87

Born October 17, 1932

Died January 20, 2020


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Friday, January 24

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:26 PM

John Vernon DuBiel

John Vernon Dubiel, 72, will have lots of time to study the law while he’s serving his year sentence, which was handed down today by Muskogee judge Norman Thygeson after Dubiel duped several people into thinking he was an attorney.

DuBiel entered a blind plea — which means no deal had been made with prosecutors — and said people were confused because he was working with attorneys. None of the attorneys he named would confirm that he was working with them. He was convicted of obtaining money by false pretenses.

After admonishing him about the damage such practices can do to clients and society, Thygeson sentenced DuBiel to a year in county jail.