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Pro-choice abortion clinic director pleads guilty to false bomb threat

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Former director of Tulsa’s Reproductive Services pleads guilty in false bomb threat

OK.com By SHANNON MUCHMORE World Staff Writer
Published: 10/7/2010 12:47 PM

A former director of a Tulsa abortion clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to providing false information about a bomb at the facility.

Linda Meek, 63, former executive director of Reproductive Services, said she called in a false bomb threat in August.

U.S. Chief District Judge Claire Eagan accepted her plea and scheduled her sentencing for January. Meek remains free on bond.

She was charged Sept. 1 with providing false and misleading information about a package found in a trash can at the clinic, at 6136 E. 32nd Place, on Aug. 13.

Meek waived her right to have the case presented to a federal grand jury Sept. 9 and on Thursday waived her right to a jury trial.

Meek, who is no longer employed at the clinic, told the court on Thursday that she bought an egg timer at a department store on Aug. 13, set it so that it would start ticking and put it in her trash can. She then called the police and reported a bomb.

Reports at the time said Reproductive Services was evacuated after an employee supposedly noticed a box in a trash can that she reportedly did not recognize to be trash from the clinic.

Officials treated the threat seriously, and the clinic and a building next door were evacuated.

Meek’s attorney, Allen Smallwood, said last month that “nobody was ever in danger,” although he acknowledged that the situation might have created some tension.

Meek has never given a reason for falsely reporting a bomb.

She was charged with providing false and misleading information that indicated activity was taking place that, if true, would have violated a section of the U.S. Code that makes it a crime to willfully make a threat with an explosive device.

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