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Former judge wants $1.5M after felony convictions overturned
TACOMA, Wash. — A former Pierce County judge is seeking $1.5 million in compensation after his convictions were overturned on appeal. A lawyer told The News Tribune he filed a complaint for restitution and restoration in Pierce County Superior Court for Michael Hecht late last month. An appeals court rule states that certain people whose cases are overturned on appeal can request that the trial court approve restoration or restitution.