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Cosby trial cost $219K, more than half paying for overtime

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 13, 2017 4:16 PM
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Bill Cosby, left, accompanied by defense lawyer Brian McMonagle walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


(Norristown) -- 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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