A former Tulsa probate attorney has been charged in federal court with bank fraud.
Federal prosecutors say Christopher Ivor Mansfield obtained over $587,000 as a result of a bank fraud scheme.
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says Mansfield surrendered his law license in late 2015 during disciplinary proceedings by the Oklahoma Bar Association.
According to the two counts against him, Mansfield used a scheme to obtain assets and property of an estate under the care of the Bank of Oklahoma.
Williams says Mansfield sought to be appointed as the personal representative of the estate without the knowledge or consent of the estate's heirs. He was then able to open bank accounts in the name of the estate and wrote checks to himself.