Some of their properties were sold at sheriff sales before they filed for bankruptcy. They rented out some houses but were not always paid by tenants, records show.
Much of their debt comes from the $504,366 mortgage on the home where they live, records show. That home is not the focus of any of the foreclosures.
Other debts include a $59,070 student loan, an $18,485 remodeling bill and $16,969 in restoration services on a previous home that burned.
Karlos LeSure reported in the bankruptcy that he was a mortgage broker but "may eventually be unemployed... due to turmoil in mortgage industry." An office number for his mortgage business is no longer in service.
He identified himself at the Friday news conference as a Baptist church's associate minister.
They filed a type of bankruptcy case designed for debtors who want to repay all or part of what they owe.
A bankruptcy judge in November approved a 60-month payment plan. Under the plan, they surrendered ownership in four Oklahoma City properties. They owed close to $250,000 on those properties. They keep their current home.
The plan calls for some unsecured debts to be paid at 8 cents on the dollar.
The judge and her then-husband, James K. Jones, filed a bankruptcy petition in October 1995, asking for relief from certain debts. They reported $37,510 in assets then and $57,330 in liabilities.
She then worked as an assistant public defender. James Jones was unemployed. They divorced in 1999.
The pharmacist Ersland is charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 fatal shooting of a masked robber. He said he acted to defend himself and two employees. Prosecutors allege he went too far.