Over Half Of Government’s Bill For Cosby Trial Paying For Overtime

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Officials say Bill Cosby’s trial last month in suburban Philadelphia cost the local government $219,000, with more than half going toward overtime for deputies, detectives, security guards and court personnel.

Montgomery County released a breakdown Thursday that says it racked up about $46,000 in hotel stays for jurors who were brought in from Pittsburgh to hear the case. Juror meals amounted to $14,000.

Running a video and audio feed to an overflow courtroom added $16,000 in costs.

The jury wasn’t able to come to a verdict, and the 80-year-old Cosby is scheduled for retrial in November.

He’s accused of drugging and molesting a woman more than a decade ago. He didn’t testify at the first trial.

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  1. scoshrad says:

    The public doesn’t even know why Cosby was in the courtroom, much less why he’s going back. When asked why he made the decision to go forward with a trial with ZERO LEGAL BASIS for taking up the taxpayers’ money, Judge O’Neill said, “I don’t have to give my reasons.” No media comment on that.

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