Vrdolyak could be responsible for court costs

November 7, 2008 6:38:56 AM PST
Edward Vrdolyak's guilty plea may cost him more than he thought.The former alderman pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Monday. Prosecutors say he was part of a real estate kickback case, involving the sale of a $15 million property.

On Thursday, the judge said the cost of bringing dozens of prospective jurors to court, was close to $6,000 and that Vrdolyak may have to pay for it.

Jurors were brought in for the trial, before the last-minute plea.