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Floyd County disputing thousands in legal bills involved in Camm trial

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NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Floyd County is disputing tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills for David Camm's third trial.

In question: $90,000 worth of bills for hotel rooms, office supplies, even an extra attorney. The Floyd County Auditor said bills defense attorneys have turned in for Camm's trial include those expenses and either they weren't explained or were not approved by the court.

Auditor Scott Clark said he could not discuss the dispute because it's still being worked out.

Through an open records request, WAVE 3 News did receive the letters sent to defense attorney Richard Kammen as well as some of the bills in question.

Itemized receipts included items big and small: purchases of eight toner cartridges, four canisters of coffee creamer and tens of thousand dollars worth of payment to a third defense attorney that the auditor says was not approved by the court.  In one month, her bill was more than $11,000.

Kammen said that attorney was certainly no secret she was in court where the judge saw her at work.

As for the other expenses, Kammen said he's confident once he sends more information, he's sure the county will see that they were necessary and reasonable for the standards that apply to this trial.

To date, David Camm's third trial has cost the county $1.65 million. Defense costs account for $1.2 million.

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