OKLAHOMA COMMISSIONER CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher has been indicted INDICTED, practice. When a man is accused by a bill of indictment preferred by a grand jury, he is said to be indicted. on felony felony (fĕl`ənē), any grave crime, in contrast to a misdemeanor, that is so declared in statute or was so considered in common law. charges that include embezzling more than $40,000 from the Insurance Department's Continuing Education continuing education: see adult education.
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Fisher and his administrative assistant, Opal Ellis, are accused of depositing money paid into the fund into his personal bank account. They then transferred it to a separate, private bank account to which only they had access, Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson William Andrew "Drew" Edmondson (born October 12, 1946), is an American lawyer and politician from Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, Edmondson is the 16th and current Attorney General of Oklahoma. Early life
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Other charges involve their alleged failure to keep proper records for the Fisher Foundation, a nonprofit he formed to provide shoes for poor children, and charges Ellis took money from a vending-machine owner for allowing him to place machines at the department.
Ellis pleaded not guilty; a judge entered a not-guilty plea for Fisher when he stood mute.
The commissioner, a Democrat first elected to the office in 1998 after a long career running his own insurance agency, has been seeking the U.S. Senate post being vacated by Sen. Don Nickles Donald Lee Nickles (born December 6, 1948) is an American political leader who was a United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1981 until 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. While in the U.S. (R-OK).