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September 11, 2012

Court accepts former judge’s bar resignation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has accepted a former judge's resignation from the state Bar Association.

The court took the action Monday in the case of former Oklahoma County District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure. Bass-LeSure pleaded guilty in March to two counts of fraud in a deal with prosecutors who alleged she and her husband, Karlos LeSure, claimed foster payments and adoption assistance for children who didn't live with them. Karlos LeSure also pleaded guilty.

Bass-LeSure and her husband each received a three-year deferred sentence.

Bass-LeSure resigned from her judgeship a day before she entered the pleas. She also resigned her membership with the state Bar Association and relinquished her right to practice law.

The Supreme Court order says Bass-LeSure must wait five years before applying to have her bar membership reinstated.

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