Former judge indicted for theft surrenders

Former judge indicted for theft surrenders

CREATED Apr. 25, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Lincoln County judge has surrendered to authorities following his indictment for cattle theft and embezzlement.

Former Associate District Judge Craig Key turned himself in on Thursday in Lincoln County District Court. Key did not enter a plea, but his defense attorney, Cheryl Ramsey, says he is not guilty of the charges.

Ramsey says the 47-year-old Key has turned in his law license with the Oklahoma Bar Association and resigned as an attorney in order to concentrate on defending himself.

Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury indicted Key on seven felony counts on April 18. He is charged with one count of conspiring to commit larceny of domestic animals, one count of larceny of domestic animals, three counts of delivery of a forged note or instrument and two counts of embezzlement.

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