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District judge vetoes early release for ex-insurance commissioner Carroll Fisher

Nolan Clay Published: July 10, 2009
Former state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher was denied early release from a private correctional facility in Tulsa.

Fisher, 69, on March 2 began a six-month term there for accepting bribes. He asked last month to be released early.

Fisher’s attorney said Thursday that Oklahoma County District Judge Ken Watson had denied the request.

Fisher will be on probation for four years and six months after his release and must complete 150 hours of community service. Fisher earlier spent 14 months in state prison on a campaign-corruption case.