Exonerated of charges, former prosecutor Allen Sawyer shares story
Allen Sawyer, 42, a former deputy district attorney in Lodi, spent six months in jail for allegedly using his position as a state official to influence a power plant deal in Stockton in 2001 and 2002.
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:02 am, Tue Mar 8, 2011.
The way Allen Sawyer tells it, he had two options, neither of
which was good: Risk every dime he had to fight a federal case he
felt was weak, or plead guilty to a crime he thought was bogus and
spend six months behind bars.
"I spent about $300,000 on legal fees ... and the meter was
still running," Sawyer said. "I hadn't even gone to trial and I
spent that kind of money."
Monday, March 7, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:02 am.