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United States v. Slaughter

January 26, 2006

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
v.
ALFRED SLAUGHTER, DEFENDANT



The opinion of the court was delivered by: John E. Jones III United States District Judge

ORDER

THE BACKGROUND OF THIS ORDER IS AS FOLLOWS:

Pending before the Court is Defendant Alfred Slaughter's Ex Parte Motion for Reconsideration of Motion for Investigative Services Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3006A(e)(1) ("the Motion"). (Rec. Doc. 383). Attached to the Motion is correspondence from the investigator that apparently tries to meet this Court's objections to the investigator's expenses as outlined in our Order of December 2, 2005. (Rec. Doc. 378). For the following reasons, the Motion is denied.

After reviewing the Motion and the attached correspondence from the investigator, we see no reason to alter our Order of December 2, 2005. Defense counsel should have approached the Court for authorization for additional expenditures prior to allowing the investigator to proceed, especially in light of the allegation of the investigator that defense counsel assured him he would be paid for the time spent in court. Further we note that authorized amount of $2,600 appears to this Court to be adequate compensation for the investigator's work on this case.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

1. Defendant's Motion (doc. 383) is DENIED.

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