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Donation drive underway to help Oglesby photographer pay legal fees

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2015

One week after Steve Patterson of Oglesby was acquitted of conservation charges for removing a couple eaglets, a fund to help him pay legal bills has topped $9,000.

The “Good Samaritan Recovery Fund” has been set up at gofundme.com. As of Thursday morning, over $9,100 had been raised. Organizers hope to reimburse Patterson for his total legal fees of $20,000 that mounted up during two trials.

The donations are being directed to Patterson’s lawyer, Tom McClintock of La Salle.

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