Craig's Court: Compensation For What?
Posted July 29, 2004
Last Updated: 3219 days ago
- (1) There is hereby created in each judicial district a crime victim compensation board. Each board shall be composed of three members to be appointed by the district attorney. The district attorney shall designate one of the members as chairman. To the extent possible, members shall fairly reflect the population of the judicial district.
- The only compensation provided to the victim and/or family by a government agency is through the Crime Victim's Compensation fund as reimbursement for psychological counseling. The first the People have heard of any request for Crime Victim's Compensation records was in their (the defense) motions filed March 15, 2004.
- The attorney for the alleged victim in the Kobe Bryant rape case was livid over defense team accusations that she concocted her story to get money from a victims compensation fund, calling them "tabloid accusations."In sanitized transcripts of a June 21 hearing released Thursday, Bryant's defense attorney Pamela Mackey said the alleged victim "has profited to an enormous amount -- $20,000."The alleged victim's attorney, John Clune, was furious with Mackey's assertion Thursday."The suggestion by Ms. Mackey that this family has profited from this case is disgusting," said Clune.The alleged victim received medical treatment following the June 30, 2003, incident with Bryant in his suite at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera. Part of those expenses were covered by the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund, which helps people offset medical expenses related to a crime that aren't covered by insurance.Mackey argued that the jury should hear how much money changed hands in the alleged victim's treatment. She also said if the alleged victim is lying -- and Mackey asserted in court that she is -- that money would have to be repaid.Clune took offense."Her argument is nothing but tabloid accusations filled with misinformation," he said.He said the fund won't come close to covering his client's family's "huge" expenses connected with the case."Although the family greatly appreciates statewide programs like the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, the amounts paid in this case are a mere fraction of the financial burden they have incurred as a result of simply reporting a crime," said Clune."I wonder how these expenses stack up to one week of billing from Bryant's defense team."
- The CVC Board will pay a maximum of $75 for mental health therapy. The total amount paid for mental health treatment has been set by the CVC Board at $1,125.00. If additional therapy beyond the $1,125 limit is required, a treatment review form must be completed by the therapist and submitted to the CVC Board for approval.
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