State Appeals Court judge went bankrupt in 2002

Wednesday, January 12th 2005, 10:43 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A state appeals court judge under investigation by the attorney general's office filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and lost his home in Norman to foreclosure.

Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Steve Lile is under investigation for allowing a secretary to be a ``ghost-employee,'' making improper purchases and for allegedly intervening in the criminal cases of his secretary's son.

Lile has reimbursed the state nearly $3,100 for the purchases and questionable travel expenses.

The secretary, Dawn Lukasik, no longer works for the court and her son, Loran Wilson, 19, is serving a four-year prison sentence for a drug conviction.