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Houston lawyer Michelle Acosta is criticizing a plea deal for opposing counsel, San Antonio attorney Allan Manka, who was charged with Class C misdemeanor assault by contact for allegedly grabbing Acosta’s buttocks in a courthouse lobby.

Acosta shared her story on Facebook, and expressed frustration at how the Wilson County Attorney’s Offices and sheriff department handled the case. She said the prosecutor who handled the case should not have offered Manka a plea deal. Her Aug. 14 post has made waves in the Texas legal community, attracting nearly 200 reactions and more than 100 comments and shares.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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