A former Chandler attorney is now facing a total of 10 criminal charges that accuse him of embezzling more than $475,000 from clients, stealing cattle and harboring a fugitive.
The latest charges against Craig S. Key, 48, came Thursday when the state's multicounty grand jury indicted him four more times.
One of the new indictments accuses him of embezzling $93,105 in insurance money intended for a baby girl, Layla Gourley, whose parents were killed in a 2007 traffic collision near Hinton.
Strapped into her car seat, Layla suffered only a minor cut in the accident. She was then 3 weeks old.
Before being indicted, Key was known more for being the judge who lost re-election because of the Kelsey Smith-Briggs case.
Kelsey was the 2-year-old girl who died from abuse in 2005 after Key ordered her returned to her mother.
Key, a Lincoln County associate district judge, lost re-election in 2006 after being widely criticized. Kelsey's death became — for a time — a symbol in Oklahoma of the problems with the state's child welfare system.
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