Published Thursday, 11 October 2012
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The high profile case, which was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland in 25 years, ended in February with nine men, including Mark Haddock, being acquitted of the murder of UDA leader Tommy English.
UTV has obtained the cost so far for legal aid - a staggering £5,855,924.10p.
One law practitioner has yet to submit his bill, so the costs could rise significantly.
In March, the bill for the trial stood at £6m.
According to figures released in a Department of Justice letter the PSNI spent an estimated £4.3m investigating and policing the trial.
Other fees included £520,000 from the Public Prosecution Service, £220,000 from the courts service and £700,000 from the Prison Service.
A statement from the Public Prosecution Service said: "The cost to the PPS for bringing this prosecution was £520,000 which included Counsel's fees.
"Decisions as to prosecution cannot properly be constrained on the grounds of cost. If the potential cost of a case were to be taken into account there would be a risk that many serious and difficult cases, such as murder would not be prosecuted.
"Where there is a prosecution it is incumbent on police, ourselves, the courts and the defence to ensure that cases are prepared as expeditiously as possible to avoid unnecessary costs."
The case relied on the evidence of self-confessed UVF members Robert and Ian Stewart who testified in return for reduced sentences.
They were described by the judge at the time as "ruthless criminals" and "liars".
The Justice Committee want to know what decisions were made to bring the supergrass case forward.
Paul Givan, chair of the committee, told UTV: "The public will be astounded that in legal fees around £6m was spent."
He continued, saying particularly "on a case that ultimately failed, damaged confidence in the justice system and left the taxpayer to pick up the tab."