Carroll Fisher Heads To Jail

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 6:29 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Former Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher surrenders to authorities at the Oklahoma County jail to begin his three-year prison term in a campaign-corruption case.

The 67-year-old didn't have anything to say to reporters when he arrived at the jail with his attorney, Robert Wyatt, shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Fisher has been under house arrest at his home in Tulsa most of the time since he was convicted in February 2006. He lost his appeal Friday.

Fisher will be transferred to the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, where a decision will be made on where Fisher will be held. He also must pay a $20,000 fine.

Fisher, who resigned in September 2004, was found guilty of embezzling $1,000 of his state campaign funds and of lying on a contributions report.

He still faces other charges.