Erie County public defender expects record spending for 2012

While 2012 wasn't a record-breaker for the number of cases last year, the total cost of the representation shattered the previous benchmark.
Andy Ouriel
Jan 4, 2013


Earlier this year, public defender Jeff Whitacre said his office could spend up to $750,000 in taxpayer funds for resources needed to handle nearly 2,900 cases.

The $750,000 would surpass the $711,000 spent in 2011 and $682,000 expended in 2010, according to county finances.

County officials should tabulate the final figures within the coming weeks.

Pick up Friday's Register for a detailed chart on the number of cases handled by the public defender's office and for information on how recent murder cases have affected the department's budget.



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