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Trump Special Master Declines Extra Pay for Review of Documents

Sept. 22, 2022, 6:28 PM

Raymond Dearie, the semi-retired federal judge in charge of reviewing documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s estate, said he won’t seek extra pay for the work, but asked that a magistrate judge assigned to help him get $500 an hour.

Federal judges face limits on accepting outside employment and compensation, but there are fewer restrictions for senior judges such as Dearie.

Dearie said he needed help in the review, and proposed retired US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein in Brooklyn, who holds top secret clearance, to assist him.

Dearie also put Trump on a short leash in paying ...