Legal Aid for Joe Karam

Joe Karam received $330,000 in legal aid over a two year period from 2007 to 2009 and he is not even a lawyer.

On top of this, Bain's lawyers, Michael Reed, QC, of Auckland, Helen Cull, QC, and Paul Morten, both of Wellington, and Karam's son, Matthew, who has been paid since the retrial started on March 6, have received $1,083,828 in legal aid (This figure is an update from the amount given in the accompanying article of $903,059, and still not all receipts have come in).