Federal prosecutors filed a motion for Michael Vick to set aside nearly $1 million for the care and placement of the pit bulls seized from his property. The motion was filed in U.S. District Court today.
The prosecutors estimate that the costs will total about $928,000, and this amount could increase or decrease by Vick’s sentencing on December 10.
They are concerned about Vick’s ability to pay the amount due to his increasing financial troubles. Several banks are seeking a total of about $5 million on allegations of defaulted loans, and the Atlanta Falcons can recover almost $20 million in bonus money from Vick.
“The current events outlined above regarding Vick’s deteriorating financial condition demonstrate the validity of the government’s concern about the Defendantâ€™s ability to fulfill his legal obligation by the time he is sentenced on December 10, 2007,” the motion said.
Source: The Virginian Pilot