McMahon bills Cook County almost $50K for Van Dyke prosecution

 
 
Updated 10/17/2018 6:40 PM
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  • Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon delivers closing statements Oct. 4 in police officer Jason Van Dyke's murder trial in Chicago.

    Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon delivers closing statements Oct. 4 in police officer Jason Van Dyke's murder trial in Chicago. Pool photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune

Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon has billed Cook County for nearly $50,000 for expenses from his more than two years spent as the special prosecutor in Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke's murder case.

McMahon has submitted invoices for expert witnesses who testified at pretrial hearings and during the trial, a few meals, snacks and the prosecution team's stay at a hotel hear Midway Airport.

Under state law governing special prosecutors, McMahon can bill Cook County only for expenses related to the trial ---- not for the time he or his staff spent working on the case.

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