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County loses money to court-appointed attorney fees

Dave Moore of the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle finds Denton County might have paid more than $350,000 more that it was required in court-appointed attorney fees. "The source of most of the non-mandatory legal bills to the county has been 393rd District Court Judge Vicki Isaacks, who has been appointing those attorneys mostly for children in civil divorce cases," though state law only requires the count to pay for the defense of indigent people charge with crimes and for those involving Child Protective Services. "Because Vicki Isaacks' husband, Bruce Isaacks, is the Denton County district attorney, her cases infrequently deal with Child Protective Services or criminal matters, to reduce conflict of interest claims."

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