Ex-Oklahoma judge pleads guilty to fraud

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Oklahoma County judge has pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud after prosecutors accused her of claiming payments for foster children who didn't live with her.

Former judge Tammy Bass-LeSure entered her plea Friday. Her husband, Karlos LeSure, also pleaded guilty to the two counts.

Both received a 3-year deferred sentence - meaning they won't likely serve any prison time. Bass-LeSure announced her resignation last month.

An affidavit alleges that Bass-LeSure received more than $19,000 in foster care reimbursement and more than $3,000 in adoption subsidies while the two children - a twin boy and girl - actually lived with another woman.

At a hearing Friday, Bass-LeSure and her husband both admitted that they obtained money under false pretenses as foster parents and in adoption subsidies.

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