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Former sheriff seeks attorneys fees

Former Petersburg Sheriff George Epps says that he was vindicated by a 2007 Supreme Court of Virginia decision that overturned his contempt conviction and he wants the city government to pay his legal fees. As reported by The Progress-Index, Epps made his request to the City Council, but received no answer.

Epps was convicted of contempt after a dispute with Circuit Judge Pamela S. Baskervill over courthouse security. His conviction was overturned when both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court held that the judge should not have been allowed to testify.

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