AFR case cost taxpayers £12,570, including legal fees
Thursday 7th March 2013, 10:00AM GMT.
A HOME DEPARTMENT member has broken ranks to release more details of the costs to the taxpayer of the AFR case, although the full amount of the settlement paid to the lawyers is still secret.
The total amount paid by taxpayers for the court battle was £12,570, according to Arrun Wilkie.
That includes the £9,325 law enforcement chief Patrick Rice said last week was for legal costs.
Although not confirmed, it is understood that the remaining £3,245 was the excess paid by taxpayers to the States’ insurer.
Deputy Wilkie released the total figure yesterday to counter speculation among islanders that the cost was much higher.