Ex-Insurance Commissioner's Trial Rescheduled

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 6:10 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The trial of former state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher has been delayed for two months.

After meeting with prosecutors and defense attorneys, Oklahoma County District Judge Susan Caswell agreed to switch Fisher's tax-charge trial from December eleventh to February 12th.

The state's multi-county grand jury has indicted Fisher five times.

In the latest case, Fisher is accused of filing a false 1999 state tax return and of committing perjury when he declared the return was true, correct and complete.

He was convicted earlier this year of embezzling his own state campaign funds when he deposited a one-thousand dollar campaign check into his overdrawn personal checking account. He also was found guilty of perjury because he didn't disclose the donation on a campaign report.

Fisher was impeached in the state House and resigned before an ouster action in the state Senate.