Repercussions from the acquittal of a Columbus, Ga., criminal defense attorney cleared of federal drug, money-laundering and bribery charges last month are continuing.

Lawyers for J. Mark Shelnutt have asked a federal judge to reimburse their client more than $225,000 in legal fees, claiming that federal prosecutors “lacked any legal or factual basis” for the charges and possessed “clear, unequivocal evidence” that would exonerate him of any wrongdoing.

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