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APPEALS FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS [Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, U.S. District Judge]

This is a case of first impression for this court as to the standards for awarding attorneys’ fees against the United States for its initiation of criminal proceedings, as provided for under the Hyde Amendment, Pub.L. No. 105-119, 111 Stat. 2440, 2519 (1997), reprinted in 18 U.S.C. � 3006A (statutory note). The district court awarded $68,726.00 in fees to Riverdale Mills, which had been one defendant in a criminal prosecution for violation of the Clean Water Act, and denied fees to James Knott, the other defendant. The government voluntarily dismissed the action after the district court suppressed some of the prosecution’s evidence. The district court awarded fees on the grounds that the government’s prosecution was “vexatious.” We reverse the award of fees to Riverdale Mills and affirm the denial of fees to Knott.

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