The Norman Transcript

State/Region

July 26, 2013

Former judge faces 4 new indictments

OKLAHOMA CITY — A state multicounty grand jury has returned four new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge alleging forgery and embezzlement in connection with his work as an attorney for several clients.

The attorney general’s office released the indictments on Thursday after the state’s multicounty grand jury wrapped up three days of hearing evidence.

All four indictments named former Lincoln County Judge Craig Key. The grand jury will recess and resume its investigations on Aug. 20.

Key’s attorney Cheryl Ramsey said she had not seen the latest indictments, but that she planned to appear with her client Friday before a Lincoln County judge in connection with the indictments.

The grand jury has now returned nine indictments against Key with 20 felony counts for crimes including larceny of domestic animals.

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