De Blasio Now Says Metropolis Will Cover $2 Million Of His Felony Bills

| Getty De Blasio now says city will cover $2 million of his legal billsIn a reversal, Mayor Bill de Blasio is now planning to allow the city to pay roughly $2 million to cover the majority of his outstanding legal bills related to multiple investigations of his fundraising efforts.
“Legal bills related to some non-governmental work reviewed during the investigation will be paid for with private dollars donated to a legal defense fund.
In a surprise to some good government groups, de Blasio announced earlier this year that he intended to set up a legal defense fund to cover all of the costs related to his legal defense.
De Blasio announced Friday that he still intends to set up a legal defense fund to pay a significant amount of his legal bills, for the costs of defense that weren’t related to his work as mayor.
In response, de Blasio raised the possibility of passing legislation that would distinguish gifts made to public servants through legal defense funds from other types of gifts.

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