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Oklahoma judge resigns over accusations of abuse, oppression


August 22, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A veteran Oklahoma judge accused of abuse of power after he jailed hundreds of people for contempt of court has resigned, raising the possibility of litigation to recoup what attorneys said Tuesday could be thousands of dollars in improperly assessed fines.

District Judge Curtis DeLapp, who faced an ouster trial on Oct. 15 trial before the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary, announced his resignation on Monday in a statement in which he said he has "a heavy heart but clear conscience."

DeLapp agreed to resign, abandon his re-election campaign and never again serve as a j...

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