Fisher Quits On Eve Of Impeachment Trial Ex-Oklahoma commissioner might still face criminal charges for corruption

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry’s office last week was busy seeking a replacement for former insurance commissioner Carroll Fisher, who resigned the post two days before his impeachment trial on corruption charges was to start.

“It’s the very beginning of the search process,” noted Gov. Henrys representative, Paul Sund. He said the office was receiving applications and recommendations, and any candidate would have to pass through a number of hurdles including vetting by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation before getting “on the short list.”

In the interim, Deputy Insurance Commissioner Daryl England is serving as acting director. Gov. Henry told reporters he hopes to fill the $99,825-a-year post within 30 days.

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