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Exonerated of charges, former prosecutor Allen Sawyer shares story

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Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 12:00 am

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."

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