The trial against former President Juan Orlando Hernández will begin this Monday with the selection of the jury in the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York.
The selection will be made in one of the courtrooms, and the prosecutors, defense, and Judge Kevin Castel himself will ask a series of questions to the candidates to determine if they are fit to participate in the trial and issue a sentence. conviction or acquittal of charges.
But how much money will a jury get for participating in the trial of Juan Orlando Hernández?
The Court for the Southern District of New York shall pay each juror an attendance fee of 40 dollars (985 lempiras) per day plus a travel fee of 54 cents (13 lempiras) per mile traveled by transportation, round trip paid, to the city of the member’s origin.
In other words, if a trial lasts a month, each juror may receive about $1,200 in total, just to get to the end of the trial. .
The payment for the trip will cover the cost of public transportation, and there is no need to show receipts,” said the court. However, “jurors should be aware of their employer’s policy regarding payroll and jury service.
Federal employees, in lieu of attendance pay, will receive their regular salary. Additionally, aid payments are taxable income and must be reported.
Payment for the trip is tax-free. Jurors who earn more than $600 (14,780 lempiras) per year in attendance income in a calendar year will receive a 1099 form, which will serve as justification for their income.
In a trial like that of former President Juan Orlando Hernández, the Court plans to name at least 12 jury members and another 20 alternates.