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Doctor's woes. (Whispers).

A Little Rock law firm said Dr. Thomas Jefferson still owes $23,800 in fees for bailing him out of hot water with the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Eubanks Welch Baker and Schulze LLP of Little Rock said it represented Jefferson, 56, in a case in which he faced felony charges involving allegations of insurance fraud, according to the firm's lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

The state also was seeking to collect $64,000 in restitution from Jefferson.

Well, lawyers worked a deal to get two of the felony charges dropped and two charges reduced to misdemeanors.

Jefferson took the deal and was sentenced to probation for a year. Jefferson's restitution amount also was sliced to $41,440.

The firm also helped Jefferson keep his drug license, an important tool in his trade.

In exchange for the firm's services, Jefferson agreed to pay $25,000. Jefferson has come up with $1,200, but that's it, the lawsuit said.

Jefferson hasn't made a payment since February, and the firm filed the lawsuit to collect the rest of the money.

Jefferson couldn't be reached for comment.
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Publication:Arkansas Business
Article Type:Brief Article
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Date:Jun 9, 2003
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