Criminal Case Against Oklahoma County Judge Continued Friday


Friday, May 13th 2011, 1:52 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma County district judge accused of taking DHS money for children who allegedly didn't live with her was back in court Friday morning.

The presiding judge will decide if D.A. David Prater will have to step down from the case against Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure.

The D.A. alleges Bass-Lesure and her husband were receiving public money under fraud for two children they adopted, but whom were being taken care of by her bailiff's sister.

Bass-LeSure's lawyers said Prater has a personal vendetta against her. Prater denied the allegations.

Bass-LeSure's lawyers are also fighting to keep her bank records out of court. They said state law does not require them to show what she spent DHS money on.

However, the D.A.'s office said Bass-LeSure's records are relevant to the case and must be submitted.

No decisions were made Friday and the hearing has been continued to May 31.

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