Texas Exonerees File Lawsuit Over 'Excessive' Fees

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DALLAS (AP) - A wrongly convicted man freed by DNA evidence is suing his civil lawyer and an Innocence Project of Texas official who helped secure his freedom.

Patrick Waller contends Lubbock lawyer Kevin Glasheen and the Innocence Project of Texas want too large a chunk of the nearly $1.3 million he received for spending 16 years in prison.

Waller was wrongly imprisoned in 1992-2008 and is one on a growing list of Texas DNA exonerees upset over what they contend are excessive attorney fees. He filed suit this week in state district court in Dallas.

Glasheen says he earned his fees and dismissed the lawsuit as "a weak claim." An attorney for Innocence Project of Texas attorney Jeff Blackburn says his client should be commended for his work freeing the wrongly convicted, not sued for it.

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