Cost Of Blago Defense To Be Passed On To Us?
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 5, 2010 3:40PM
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And yet with the trial still two months away, the team has spent half that cash and, as Natasha Korecki reports for the Sun-Times, is very likely to burn through the rest of it well before the trial is over. Once that balance hits zero, the money for his defense will then come from taxpayers funds. How much of that money they'll use remains to be seen: one of Blago's attorneys estimates it'll be less than $500,000. If there's one thing we can take solace in, it's that the decision by Judge Zagel seems to have minimized whatever costs will eventually wind up being paid by the taxpayers. Guess he hasn't made much in the way of profits from that book of his.