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Former Oklahoma County prosecutor charged with harboring fugitive

Mark Blasdel, 64, accused of hiding legal assistant facing embezzlement charge from authorities.
by Tim Willert Modified: February 11, 2013 at 9:25 pm •  Published: February 12, 2013
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William Mark Blasdel

In November, a prosecutor asked Blasdel to surrender Crislip but he declined to do so, records show.

The warrant was signed by a judge in September, court records show.

Blasdel said he was taking a nap and had not seen Crislip, according to the affidavit. A search revealed Crislip was hiding in a locked office Blasdel told deputies he didn't have the key.

Crislip was arrested and released from the Oklahoma County jail the following day. She could not be reached for comment Monday.

Crislip told an investigator she believed the car she is accused of taking — a 2012 Hyundai — was part of her compensation, police reported.

Blasdel declined to comment Monday. The attorney's website states he has more than 30 years of legal experience, including time as an assistant district attorney. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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