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Arapahoe County Case 2012CR1522

 

Financial Expenditures Related to Arapahoe County Case 2012CR1522

UPDATE (4/13/2016):  Please note that the spreadsheet at the bottom of this page/the link below, has the most updated figures. Please refer to this spreadsheet for the most updated figures. Click here to download:  2015 Budget vs Actual Grants.xlsx


The District Attorney has received numerous public records requests related to expenditures in Arapahoe County Case 2012CR1522. In an effort to efficiently and accurately respond to such requests, and to reduce staff time related to responding to such requests, the District Attorney will post information related to expenditures on this website, and will direct persons making public records requests on this issue to this page prior to filing additional requests pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act.

This page will be updated monthly, subsequent to the District Attorney’s Office reconciles its monthly accounting.


SALARIES

Except as noted specifically in the spreadsheet, and with the exception of District Attorney George Brauchler, who took office in January of 2013, and former District Attorney Carol Chambers, whose term of office expired at the same time, employees of the District Attorney's Office – including prosecutors, investigators and support staff, working on the Aurora Theater Shooting case – were employed prior to the events of July 20, 2012 and have continued to serve in those same positions during the pendency of this case.   These salaries are not inclusive or specific to the trial of 12CR1522.  The salaries would have been incurred regardless of the punishment sought or length of the proceeding.

  • Please note that the salary of the Deputy District Attorney assigned to this case was paid by the federal grant through 2014. The grant does not cover prosecution expenses. The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office will pay the salary of $90,614.35 during the prosecution of this case.        

Salaries

7/20/12-12/31/12

2013

2014

2015

District Attorney George Brauchler

 $ --- 

$ 130,000.00

 $     143,000.00

 $     156,000.00

Chief Deputy District Attorney

 $     116,628.00

$  116,628.00

  $116,628.00 

 $     120,000.00

Chief Deputy District Attorney

 $       90,000.00

 $       90,000.00

 $       92,256.00

 $     109,000.00

Senior Deputy District Attorney

 $       99,348.00

 $       99,348.00

 $       99,348.00

 $     107,000.00

Deputy District Attorney

 Grant Funded 

 Grant Funded 

 Grant Funded 

 $       90,614.35

Paralegal

 $       46,000.00

 $       46,000.00

 $       50,000.00

 $       51,500.00

Investigator

 $       79,595.00

 $       79,595.00

 $       79,595.00

 $       81,894.00

Investigator

 $       79,595.00

 $       79,595.00

 $       79,595.00

 $       81,894.00

The following employees were hired as a direct result of this case.

  • The Federal Office of Victims Of Crime (OVC) Grant provides a grant for one Deputy District Attorney and four Victim-Witness Advocates. The grant does not cover prosecution expenses. This team specifically ensures that the DA’s Office complies with the Victim Rights Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, due to the numerous identified victims in this case.  Those positions are paid as follows:                                                 
  • One Chief Deputy District Attorney assisted in the early portion of the evaluation and preparation of the case.  He was employed from February 4 – October 18, 2013. Over that period of time, he was paid $75,123.83.
  • During the trial non-exempt employees earned 640 hours of compensatory time off for hours worked in excess of forty hours per week. At their normal hourly rates this equates to $20,000 in compensatory time earned.

MANDATED COSTS

The Colorado General Assembly provides funds called “mandated costs” related to the prosecution of criminal cases in Colorado.  These costs are for items such as expert witness expenses, subpoena service costs, and other expenses incidental to the trial process.  The State reimburses the District Attorney for such costs. 

To date, the District Attorney has incurred $220,478 in mandated costs, and the State has allocated a total of $775,000 in mandated costs related to this case.

State of Colorado Mandated Costs

2014

 2013

2012

Grand Totals

Budgeted Amount

 Experts

$ 146,706.00

$ 41,950.00

$ 31,822.00

$ 220,478.00

$ 775,000.00

TRAVEL COSTS

The District Attorney’s Office has incurred $12,809 in travel expenses.

FEDERAL VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT THROUGH THE COLORADO DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICE OF VICTIM’S PROGRAMS

The District Attorney has received a federal grant for the purposes of providing services to victims in this case, with a total grant of $1,576,360.09. Thus far, $684,688.41 has been expended pursuant to this grant.

The following file was created using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft provides a free Excel viewer, it can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10

 

Click here to download:  2015 Budget vs Actual Grants.xlsx

Expenses Reimbursed by Federal Office Of Victims Of Crime (OVC) Grant, paid for with federal, not local, funds

2014

 2013

2012

Grand Totals

Budgeted Amount

 Salaries (DA and 4 Victim Witness Advocates)

$ 250,558.87

$ 197,457.00

$ 30,357.00

$ 478,372.87

$  1,576,360.09