TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Mvskoke Media has obtained Cherokee Nation District Court documents showing Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Representative for Tulsa District Seat A Robert Hufft has pleaded no contest to one count misdemeanor assault and battery and one count public intoxication.
According to the filings, the incident occurred on July 31, 2022 at the Hard Rock Casino. Hufft pleaded no contest to both charges as part of a plea agreement on June 13. Hufft received 90 days unsupervised probation, paid a $250 fine and was ordered to write an apology letter to the victim.
Mvskoke Media reached out to Rep. Hufft regarding the charges. Rep. Hufft provided the following statement, stating:
“The incident happened a year ago and, on that particular evening, I had a few drinks and acted poorly and out of character. For that, I am deeply sorry to my constituents and my family. At the advice of my attorney, I was counseled to not speak about the incident while it was an on-going matter. It has been resolved through a deferment of the misdemeanor charges that will be expunged from my record on September 12, 2023, upon good behavior. Since the event, I voluntarily entered a counseling program, which has made a positive impact on my life. I can confidently say I’ve learned from my mistake. I take pride in serving the people of my district and all districts, and I will continue to serve them to the best of my ability.”
Rep. Hufft is running unopposed for re-election as the incumbent candidate for his current seat. MCN election code states unopposed candiates are already deemed elected or nominated to the office they are running for