2014 In Review // Local: News, Sports Nat'l: News, Sports, Entertainment, Talkers | Top 20 Most Read Stories 

Local

Minn. Senate Approves $200K Legal Bills In Brodkorb Case

View Comments
(credit: CBS) Pat Kessler
Pat Kessler knows Minnesota politics. He's been on the beat long...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Alexandria Artist, 86, Masters Norwegian Painting Style
  2. How MN Moms' Pillow Invention Could Reinvent Bedtime
  3. Check Out These Viewer Holiday Photos!
  4. ‘The Interview' Opens Despite Threats
  5. Trending Now: ‘The Interview’ Available Online

ST. PAUL (WCCO) – Taxpayers are picking up another large bill for legal fees in the Minnesota Senate.

The Senate Rules Committee approved the bill defending itself in the case of fired Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb, who had an affair with the former Majority Leader Amy Koch.

The Senate has now approved legal bills totaling more than $200,000 dollars in the case of Michael Brodkorb, the former Senate staffer. He said he was illegally fired after he admitted having an improper relationship with the Majority Leader at the time, Republican Sen. Amy Koch. Koch stepped down from her leadership post and did not seek re-election.

Brodkorb sued the state claiming he was treated differently than female staffers who had affairs with male Senators.

Republican leaders hired lawyers earning up to $330 an hour. They insist they have no intention of settling the case.

The Rules Committee approved $90,000 more in legal bills Thursday, which brings the total to the $200,000 figure. That’s almost twice the amount Brodkorb got paid when he actually worked here.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,554 other followers