Mr. Orput's Expenses

Peter Orput was obtained to handle the Byron Smith case due to the heavy workload of the Morrison County Attorney's office. If the workload was that intense, why were one or more of those attorneys sitting and observing in each and every hearing and court appearance? Particularly, one hearing lasted six hours, in which two county attorneys were present for the entire duration and another was in and out at various times.

The Morrison County attorney’s office has given the public the impression that all of Mr. Orput’s services were free. This is not true. Morrison County taxpayers are paying for Mr. Orput’s travel expenses.

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