Shelnutt files motion to recover legal fees

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Attorney Mark Shelnutt filed a motion Monday to recover expenses and legal fees from his trial.

About a month ago, a jury found him not guilty in a money laundering case.

Shelnutt told News Leader 9, he seeks to close to $200,000, but said that doesn't even count the financial impact on his life and law practice.

" Not only the amount of time I personally had to spend on it (his own case), which isn't even covered in that, but being on the front page every day in a negative light, just on the basis of somebody's word," Shelnutt said.

He told us he plans to file other motions and show that the prosecution in his case was frivolous.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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