OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – On Aug. 8 the criminal case filed against former Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Representative Travis Scott was dismissed. As previously reported, former Rep. Scott had been charged with four misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest by a tribal officer, and one felony count of false swearing. A new case was filed in the MCN District Court on the same day, which duplicated the original misdemeanor charges, but did not include the felony false swearing charge.
Robert Seacat, Scott’s attorney, filed a motion to demur to the criminal complaint and motion to dismiss on Aug. 9. A motion to demur is a legal pleading filed when a party objects to the legal sufficiency of an indictment or other charging instrument. In essence, Seacat is challenging the validity of the misdemeanor charges. If granted, the motion would result in the case being dismissed.
Court records show that a hearing on this motion is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Mvskoke Media will have ongoing coverage of this developing story.