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Tue August 18, 2009

Grand Jury Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-CASA official appears before state grand jury

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former director of a volunteer agency that helps abused and neglected children in court has appeared before a state grand jury.

Fifty-one-year-old Anna Naukam of Edmond went before the jury Monday with attorney Jeff Byers. Byers declined comment and testimony before the grand jury is not open to the public.

Naukam was fired last October from the Oklahoma CASA Association and the state auditor's office was asked to investigate "possible criminal" and other misconduct.

The audit was completed last month and sent to the state attorney general's office. It's findings have not been released.

In February, CASA was disputing more than $26,000 in debt from credit cards Naukam acquired. Officials say the debt was unauthorized and undetected because Naukam had statements mailed to her home.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.