A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to pay the legal expenses for an Alabama defense contractor cleared of illegally exporting information about an Army helicopter to China. Axion Corp. is entitled to recoup expenses from the government for legal fees, filing costs and money spent on expert witnesses during an October trial, the judge ruled. An attorney who specializes in such cases called the decision unprecedented.
DOJ Ordered to Pay Defense Contractor's Legal Fees in Arms-Export Case
The Associated Press
April 7, 2008