Prosecutors Want $1 Million From Vick For Care Of Dogs

VickFederal 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 Defendant’s ability to fulfill his legal obligation by the time he is sentenced on December 10, 2007,” the motion said.

Source: The Virginian Pilot

7 Responses to “Prosecutors Want $1 Million From Vick For Care Of Dogs”

  1. catmom5 says:

    Sounds reasonable to me . . .

  2. Stefani says:

    Me too.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Me three! Glad to see some penalties with teeth. What actually happens is yet to be seen.

  4. pit bull mommy x4 says:

    It’s a start. How many dogs were there, 60. The average life span of a pit bull is 10 to 12 years. Do the math, that’s not even $1500 a year. I can spent that much last month when on of mine go sick and another injured an ear.

    Mikey hasn’t learned a thing from this nor is he truly repentant for his actions. The only thing he is sorry about is that he got caught. Mikey needs to pay for what he has done, both financially and criminally.

    That one Mill needs to be 4 or 5 times that much.

    As my screen says I own 4 of these wonderful babies all rescues from horrible situations. And I live in Virginia Beach, VA. Yes, Mikey boy, pay up!

  5. Lynn says:

    Better get it from him while they can, before it disappears into overseas accounts.

  6. kaefamily says:

    They should go after his accountants as well!

  7. serijna says:

    Does not seem to be enough. Considering that 66 dogs were seized in April and most have been boarded all that time(7 months). Even at a very reasonable of $25.00 a day per dog, that would already amount to about $350,000.00. Does not include any vet cost either. 48 pitbulls require long term care, with probably half of them remaining in sanctuaries.
    Hope they check their math again. Or leave this initial estimate open ended.

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