Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has disbarred an assistant district attorney convicted on his nolo contendre plea to the charge of embezzlement by a officer.
The Newkirk Herald Jounrnal had this report on the plea:
Former First Assistant District Attorney for District 8 in Kay County, William Louis Clark, Jr., entered a plea of no contest on Thursday in Lincoln County District Court to one count of Embezzlement by Officer.
Clark, 41, was sentenced by Associate District Judge Sheila Kirk of Lincoln County to a three year deferred sentence, a $500 deferred fee, court costs, and was ordered to pay $45,000.00 in restitution to the Kay County DA’s office and to perform 100 hours of community service.
Clark was charged by information on May 24, 2010, in Kay County with two counts of Embezzlement, alleging that approximately $45,000.00 in cash seized by area law enforcement agencies was missing from a safe in the DA’s office or had not been turned in to the DA’s office after being given to Clark.
The disappearance of the monies occurred sometime between April 7, 2007, and Clark’s resignation on June 18, 2008, during the administration of former District Attorney Mark Gibson.
The filing of the information followed the unsealing on April 20, 2010, in Kay County District Court of a two count indictment against Clark issued by the Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury.