News 10 Now reports that city officials were forced to spend at least that amount in overtime to provide security during the trial of Ithaca-area protesters, who dubbed themselves the "St. Patrick's Day Four."
The four, Peter DeMott, Theresa Grady, Claire Grady and Daniel Burns, were tried in federal court in Binghamton earlier this month on charges ranging from conspiracy to vandalism.
During the trial, various anti-war groups, made up primarily of activists from Ithaca, staged demonstrations outside the federal building.
City officials say they don't know where they'll find that money in the budget. The Binghamton Police Chief says he is already looking for ways to prepare for the four's sentencing, in January.
The four were convicted of damaging government property and entering a military station for unlawful purposes