Grand jury indictments unsealed

Friday, November 19th 2004, 3:16 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Former Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher's one-time top assistant is named in a new indictment unsealed Friday.

The grand jury indictment accuses Opal Ellis of four counts of falsifying claims for allegedly being paid for hours she didn't work.

Ellis already faces felony charges of embezzlement and operating a charity illegally. Fisher faces some of the same charges.

Also unsealed were indictments accusing former state Tax Commission employees Leon Qualls and Byron McFall of falsifying records, bribery and conspiracy.

The grand jury that issued the indictments has also investigated the drinking death of a University of Oklahoma student. Friday's indictments are not related to that case.