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Federal public defender seeks $224,000 as contempt sanction


September 29, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The federal public defender's office in Kansas is seeking nearly $224,000 in legal fees and expenses from the federal government because of prosecutorial misconduct during an investigation into recordings of phone calls between inmates and their attorneys at a prison.

A judge in August held the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas in contempt of court and said it would impose the monetary sanctions against the government as punishment for violating orders to preserve evidence and turn over documents.

Federal Public Defender Melody Brannon says any fees awarded will not go...

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