Disclaimer – This is in no way a discussion about the David Bain case and specifically his guilt or otherwise.
That said I was a little uncomfortable to read this morning that Joe Karam, David Bain’s tireless supporter has received $330k in the past couple of years from legal aid – based on a $95 per hour rate.
When I saw the interviews with Karam and Bain post verdict, I felt a little nervous, as if Karam was carefully stage managing what Bain said and did. And then the fact that one of the defence lawyers is Karam’s son… also paid through legal aid.
Sure he’s put huge time into this fight but it all rests a little uncomfortably with me… anyone else?