Death-penalty cases put county public defender’s office $8M over budget
A Maricopa County agency that contracts with private attorneys to represent indigent criminal defendants is going to end the fiscal year over budget by more than $8 million, or about 63 percent. County managers attribute the overspending to a glut of death-penalty cases and the high cost of defending them.
Published: May 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm
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