It seems that justice has a price, and that some of those who act as jurors are more than happy to make a buck or two after performing their civic duty.
Jeffrey Welbaum, an alternate juror from Michael Jackson's child abuse trial, has sold official court notes for $2,550 on eBay.
Welbaum sold six notebooks of observations from the courtroom, together with his ID badge and a certificate of appreciation signed by Judge Rodney Melville.
Welbaum is quoted as saying:
"It's something that's probably more important to someone else, like a fan of Michael Jackson's."
I do not think that it is right that jurors profit out of their role in a trial, it taints the validity of their verdicts.