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Published on Jun 21, 2012
The legal costs are rising to defend the Minnesota Senate against a potential lawsuit by former employee Michael Brodkorb who had an affair with then Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. $84,683 is the total is how much the Senate needs to pay for legal work done through May. So far, Brodkorb has not filed a lawsuit against the Senate for firing him shortly after Koch admitted to having an affair, but he is taking steps to do so.
DFL Senators Tom Bakk and Keith Langseth suggested that Republican leaders should look at setting up a private defense fund so taxpayers are not on the hook for mounting legal bills in the case.
On a divided voice vote, apparently on party lines, the Senate Rules Committee approved the bill.