Ex-Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher jailed in alimony case

Jan 19, 2012

The following article was published in the Tulsa World on January 19, 2012:

Ex-state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher jailed in alimony case

By Amanda Bland

Former state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher was jailed Wednesday on a contempt of court charge after a Tulsa County District Court appearance.

Fisher, 71, was sentenced to six months in the Tulsa Jail for indirect contempt of court for failing to pay alimony following a divorce from K.A. Fisher in 2009, court records show.

Carroll Fisher was booked into the jail just before 3 p.m.

Special Judge Rodney Sparkman set an $11,000 cash bond in the case.

Fisher resigned as insurance commissioner in September 2004 before an impeachment trial could be held on allegations of incompetence, neglect of duty and corruption.

He served 14 months in prison after he was convicted of embezzlement and perjury in 2006.

He received a five-year suspended sentence in 2009 after he pleaded no contest to a charge of receiving bribes.

The sentence ran concurrently with suspended sentences he received in a case involving failure to register a nonexempt charity, records show.

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