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Samantha Hogan’s investigation uncovered sweeping errors in the financial oversight of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, revealing overbilling of up to $2.2 million by lawyers defending Maine’s poor. Her continued coverage has sparked multiple state investigations and public defense reform.
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