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Minnesota Senate legal bill jumps to $84K

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Jun 20, 2012 at 7:20 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Minnesota Senate's legal costs related to the  dismissal of a top GOP caucus aide have risen to nearly $85,000.
 
An invoice obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press details $38,533 in legal  services from a private firm in April and May.
 
The latest billing comes on top of a yet-unpaid invoice of $46,150 covering  work through March, as the Senate prepares to a legal defense against threatened  litigation from former senior communications aide Michael Brodkorb.
 
Brodkorb was dismissed in December after his boss, GOP Senate Majority Leader  Amy Koch stepped down from her leadership role. It was later revealed  that the two were having an affair.
 
Brodkorb is moving toward a federal gender discrimination lawsuit and has  threatened state lawsuits alleging defamation and invasion of privacy.

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