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Kosilek’s lawyers to be paid $700,000

A federal judge said Wednesday that he will award more than $700,000 in legal fees to the team of lawyers who represented ­Michelle Kosilek, the convicted murderer who sued the state for a sex change operation to treat her gender identity disorder.

US District Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said from the bench in US District Court in Boston that he recognized the cost to taxpayers, but said the amount comes from a hard-fought lawsuit to preserve Kosilek’s constitutional rights.

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