According to the Freep Press the public corruption case involving the Kilpatrick family is so overwhelming that the son and father each get two attorneys, oh and at taxpayer expense.
The Kilpatricks, along with three others, are charged with running a criminal enterprise that federal authorities say involved shaking down city contractors to steer millions in public funds into their own pockets.
The overall cost to taxpayers isn't known because that information is kept confidential until after trial. Under federal law, the cap for court-appointed lawyers is $125 per hour in non-capital cases. The case is to go to trial in September 2012.
Nothing like spending a couple of hundred thousand dollars of Detroit's taxpayer money on this guy. I would bet there is a million different projects in Detroit that could use it, or at least it could be used to buy more expensive furniture at Detroits DHS.