Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Office manager in Dr. Knox case fails to preserve claim for fees on criminal charges on which she was acquitted
In Boone v. U.S. Attorney, Chief Judge Jones of the W.D. Va. ruled that the office manager who was acquitted as to some counts in the Dr. Cecil Knox case could not recover her attorneys' fees under the Hyde Amendment because she had filed too late and because she had waived her claim for fees on the counts as to which she was acquitted as part of her plea deal on other counts with which she was charged in the sixth indictment.

The Roanoke paper had this article about the decision, and the article says of the defendant as saying that she "would not have signed the agreement as I had no intention of waiving the opportunity to file suit against the government on those unfounded drug charges."

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