State legal expenses associated with former Senate aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit now top $226,000. The Minnesota Senate is paying a private firm to fight claims it mishandled Brodkorb’s termination. The latest $27,700 invoice was made public Wednesday and covers expenses from February through April.
The Paula Broadwell/David Petraeus/Jill Kelley scandal is embarrassing enough.
The Minnesota Representative who admitted to engaging in rest-stop sex acts with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election.
Two days after embattled House Democrat Kerry Gauthier was admitted to St Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday for unknown reasons, top House Republican and the Republican Chairman of the Public Safety Committee on which Gauthier is a member says the Duluth Representative should be removed.
A fired aide’s lawsuit tied to a Minnesota Senate sex scandal means the episode will echo throughout the campaign season, creating a political hazard for majority Republicans and a delicate situation for Democrats, too.
With taxpayers already out nearly $85,000, Minnesota senators voiced concern Wednesday about fast-growing legal bills connected to a sex scandal that toppled the GOP’s majority leader and a powerful aide.
Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was sued Monday by federal election regulators who contend he misused some $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting.
A top Republican says a confidential legal arrangement in the Minnesota Senate is costing taxpayers $200 to $300 an hour stemming from a high-level scandal involving the former majority leader.
There has been much written about the fall of Coach Joe Paterno and the shocking sexual abuse scandal that was allowed to continue for years despite eyewitnesses seeing sexual assaults on children.
A Twin Cities attorney, who’s had success in similar sexual abuse cases, is now involved in the Penn State scandal.