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Case No. 19-0489

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State of Iowa
Keith Edward Cutwright


State of Iowa


Keith Edward Cutwright

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Alexander Smith

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 07, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William Kelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (4 pages)

            Keith Cutwright appeals the denial of his request for reimbursement of restitution paid for attorney fees.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Cutwright’s restitution was paid in full, there was nothing left for Cutwright to pay, and the district court acted properly in denying his motion to modify restitution.  And Cutwright had no right to court-appointed counsel because an action to modify restitution is civil rather than criminal.

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