Packed in 150 transparent sacks, each weighing about 50 pounds, the
Obtained from the Federal Reserve in
"There was no satisfaction from doing that," said Herrin, who also serves on the
"I just wanted to draw attention to what went on here," Herrin, 76, added before mustering a laugh. "I really wanted to do it in pennies."
It ended the legal wrangling that's happened since Herrin's 15-year-old son, Michael, was killed in
Those survivors appealed and won when the
Herrin complied in paying back the money, but "obviously in protest" with the plastic-sacked quarters he called "heavy as hell."
"I've had 10 years to think about this a little bit, and I'm very, very bitter at this ruling," he said. "It's wrong, and everybody knows it's wrong."
While saying Herrin's choice of repayment method was his prerogative, Prince said he did find the unannounced delivery "surprising" — and a burglary risk for his law firm in
"We've been on pins and needles because we had a lot of cash suddenly laying around, it was publicized," Prince said. "We don't have safes or vaults, and we lock our front door. Advance notice would have been nice, because we could have made arrangements to have it delivered to the bank."
"I am not going to criticize a man who lost his son, who is obviously upset with the decisions of the court," he said. "But I believe the decisions of the appellate court follow the law correctly."