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Defendant had Court-Appointed Attorney While Buying a $76,000 Car

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. - A federal judge Tuesday ordered a Wichita man to pay the government back for his court-appointed attorney, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Antoine Beasley was sentenced earlier this month to 63 months in federal prison on gun and drug charges. After his indictment in April 2014, Beasley declared himself indigent and he was assigned a court-appointed attorney.


After sentencing, the court learned that while the case was pending Beasley purchased a $76,715 2015 Audi A7 3.0T Quattro. On his credit application, he said he had a monthly income of $10,000, not counting his wife’s income. Beasley made payments by going to Dillions with cash and buying money orders made out to his lender.


On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ordered Beasley to pay $34,640 to the federal treasury – the amount Beasley paid on the Audi.


Beall commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs for their work on the case.

Updated October 31, 2017