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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Camm lawyers ready to battle over legal fee from third trial"

A long story this evening in the Louisville Courier Journal, reported by Grace Schneider, begins:

David Camm’s defense lawyers are vowing to fight back aggressively if the Floyd County government attempts to withhold paying legal bills for representing the former state trooper acquitted in October of killing his wife and two children.

Camm lawyer Stacy Uliana said Thursday that if she and co-counsel Richard Kammen encounter more obstacles, they will ask Special Judge Jonathan Dartt to hold Floyd County Auditor Scott Clark in contempt for disobeying a court order to pay their claims from the trial.

“All this is going to do is cost the people of Floyd County more money,” Uliana said.

Later in the story:
County records show [Auditor] Clark has demanded more documentation for $659,645 in invoices, of which $607,845 were due for Camm’s defense. The balance of $51,800 is owed to two firms hired by Special Prosecutor Stan Levco.

The two largest of 10 outstanding bills are for Kammen, $297,082; and Independent Forensic Services, $211,750. The Dutch forensics company performed “touch” DNA analysis on items from the crime scene, as well as testimony in Boone County, where the proceedings were moved to ensure a fair trial.

Much more in the story.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 16, 2014 07:25 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts