Hearing for Former Okla. Commissioner Moved to Feb. 19

February 12, 2008

A preliminary hearing for former Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher has been moved to Feb. 19 in Tulsa County District Court.

Fisher is charged with filing a false state tax return for 1999 by underreporting his income by $4,688.

The charge was first filed in Oklahoma County but moved to Tulsa because Fisher signed the tax return in Tulsa.

Fisher’s tax-evasion trial was to start Feb. 11, but Associate District Judge Dana Kuehn ruled last month that Fisher must have another preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to try him on the tax charge.

Fisher is currently serving a three-year prison term for embezzling $1,000 from his campaign and lying on a contributions report.

He also faces trial in May in Oklahoma City on bribery charges.

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