ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top Republican has bowed to public pressure and released a confidential legal arrangement to defend the Minnesota Senate in a high-level scandal involving the former majority leader.

Current Senate Majority Leader David Senjem released the letter of representation Friday evening. The January letter shows the agreed-upon rate for Minneapolis attorney Dayle Nolan is $330 per hour.

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Senjem and others had refused public access to the private attorney’s billing plans. But in a statement Friday, Senjem says they decided to release the letter after consulting with the secretary of the Senate and attorneys.

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Nolan is handling legal matters related to former leader Amy Koch’s extramarital affair with a top aide, who has threatened to sue the Senate over his firing.

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