Oklahoma County district attorney contends District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure twisted facts
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater contends a judge charged with fraud twisted facts and misstated the law in her legal request to have him removed from her case.
Read past stories on the case on NewsOK.com.
District Judge Tammy Bass-
In a response for Prater, Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger said the judge's request “contains many false representations as to what the … witnesses will testify in this matter.”
Gieger also noted in the response that the U.S. Supreme Court encourages “this type of hard-hitting, vigorous prosecution.”
Bass-LeSure was charged in January with 30 counts of making a fraudulent claim against the state and two counts of perjury. Her husband was charged with two counts of making a fraudulent claim against the state and two counts of perjury.
The judge and her husband became foster parents to a boy and girl in 2008, then adopted them last year. Prosecutors allege the judge and her husband secretly gave away the twins to her bailiff's sister in 2008 and lied on adoption papers to conceal it. Prosecutors also allege the judge misused state funds provided for the children's care.
The judge has denied wrongdoing.
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