Judge Hughes confirms Hyde Act sanction

Judge Hughes in robe4.jpgFollowing on this earlier post, this Harvey Rice/Chronicle story reports that U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes ordered the Justice Department to pay $390,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses to an Oklahoma attorney as a Hyde Act sanction for a bad-faith prosecution.
In so doing, Judge Hughes observed during a hearing yesterday that the government’s charges amounted “to a garbled press release about working men who can’t get insurance” and “a jumble of claims and stray facts.”
By the way, for Judge Hughes’ opinion of the work of the Enron Task Force, see here.

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