WCCPF points to an order in which a defendant manages to recover under the Hyde Act. Naturally, the order reads:
The United States Attorney indicted an Oklahoma businessman in conscious indifference to the legal and factual basis of the charges that they brought against him.
Some would characterize this as a raid on the treasury. The government can
prevent these raids by choosing to be responsible – stopping their own raid of wasting the
resources entrusted them for careful, reasonable expenditure in sound pursuit of the
legitimate public interest. The misbehavior of the prosecutors costs the taxpayers twice;
once in the consumption of their salaries and other expenses in not doing their job, and
once in restoring the person whom they injured. “Protecting” the treasury only defends
governmental excess – not the public.
The order follows below. From an “Attorneys Fees” perspective there are a lot of interesting things in there, including praise for the defendant’s wife (whose enthusiasm helped lower the amount of requested attorneys fees). Also, the order is a good roadamp to Hyde Act recoveries.