Trial date set for Oklahoma's former Insurance Commissioner

Friday, September 23rd 2005, 10:08 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A trial date has been set for former Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher and his assistant, Opal Ellis.

District Judge Susan Caswell said Friday the trial will start February 6th.

Fisher faces charges of embezzlement, operating a charity illegally, perjury, bribery and filing a false income tax return.

Ellis is charged with embezzlement, operating a charity illegally and filing false claims against the state.

Fisher was impeached by the state House of Representatives and resigned before being tried in the state Senate. Ellis was dismissed from the department.