An Oklahoma County judge who has sentenced hundreds of criminals saw the justice system from the other side [1/24/11].
District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure, 43, and husband Karlos Antonio LeSure, 46, surrendered at the Oklahoma County jail in a felony fraud case so they would not be arrested. There, they were fingerprinted and photographed.
The judge smiled broadly for her mug shot.
They then went to the courthouse for a quick arraignment. Special Judge Russell Hall entered not guilty pleas on their behalf. They remain free on personal recognizance bonds. A conference in the case was set for March 31.
Prosecutors allege the judge and her husband secretly gave away twins placed in their care. They allege the judge spent on herself some of the $22,000 in state funds paid to her for the children’s care.
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Oklahoma County Judge Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case