Cosby trial cost $28 million
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):
Officials say Bill Cosby's trial last month in suburban Philadelphia cost the local government US$219,000 (approximately J$28 million), with more than half going towards overtime for deputies, detectives, security guards and court personnel.
Montgomery County released a breakdown yesterday that says it racked up about US$46,000 in hotel stays for jurors, who were brought in from Pittsburgh to hear the case. Juror meals amounted to US$14,000.
Running a video and audio feed to an overflowing courtroom added US$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.