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Published September 06, 2012, 08:49 PM

Prisoner transport company doesn't want to pay a restitution

(WDAY TV) -- A prisoner transport company says it should not have to pay costs to farmers who helped flush an escaped convict from a North Dakota cornfield.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- A prisoner transport company says it should not have to pay costs to farmers who helped flush an escaped convict from a North Dakota cornfield.

A federal lawsuit against Extradition Transport of America asks a judge to order 95-thousand dollars in restitution for several law enforcement agencies who worked to recapture Joseph Megna in October of last year.

The feds say restitution could be granted under a 2000 federal law passed following the escape in New Mexico of Kyle Bell, who was convicted of murdering 11-year-old Jeanna North of Fargo.

The company says federal court does not have jurisdiction and it should be thrown out.

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