An Oklahoma County judge charged with fraud is asking the state Supreme Court to give her back two children she adopted last year.
The twin boy and girl have been in the custody of the Department of Human Services since the night District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure and her husband, Karlos Antonio LeSure, were charged in January.
The judge and her husband became foster parents to the children in 2008 then adopted them May 11. Prosecutors allege the judge and her husband secretly gave away the twins to her bailiff's sister, Ravonda Edwards, in 2008 and lied on adoption papers to conceal it. Prosecutors also allege the judge misused some state funds provided for the children's care. The judge has denied wrongdoing.
Edwards also goes by the last name Booker. The children, Jakobi and Jazlyn, officially were given the last name Booker at the time of their adoption. They are now 3.
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