Taxpayers Could Dish Out More than $1 Million in Legal Fees in Kwame Case
We've always known that citizens dish out lots of cash for court appointed attorneys, particularly in high profile cases. But just how much?
Here's some specifics.
Robert Snell of the Detroit News reports that federal funds paid for more than $160,000 in legal bills to defend political convicted consultant Sam Riddle.
But that's nothing compared to what the taxpayers may dish out for lawyers in the Kwame Kilpatrick case.
Snell reports that the legal bill could exceed $1 million.
Kilpatrick has four court-appointed lawyers and four other tax-payer paid attorneys are representing Kilpatrick's dad Bernard Kilpatrick and the city's former water boss Victor Mercado.
Jury selection began last Thursday and resumes today.