EFI Defendant Seeks Funds for Travel to TrialBy contactdesign
Lancaster Online reported that A former Equipment Finance Inc. employee wants taxpayers to pick up his anticipated $1,500 tab for traveling to his upcoming trial in Philadelphia.
Curtis A. Kroesen, of Wood Duck Drive, Manheim, filed the request in Philadelphia federal court Thursday.
He and his wife, Misty L. Kroesen, also a former EFI employee, are set to go to trial April 10 in Philadelphia for their alleged roles in the loan fraud at the now-defunct firm.
In his filing, Kroesen says the cost of driving to and from Philadelphia — mileage, tolls and parking — for his trial will exceed $100 per day.
Since the trial is expected to last three weeks, that’s at least a $1,500 tab.
The defendant indicates that he can’t afford that expense, noting that his current job, which he doesn’t specify, pays $10.50 an hour, earning him $420 a week.
And he won’t be working during the trial, Kroesen notes.
Kroesen says in his filing that the U.S. Marshals Service has informed his attorney that it can pay a defendant’s travel expenses to and from trial if authorized by the court.
Kroesen’s court-appointed attorney, Peter A. Levin, could not be reached immediately for comment.
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