Craig’s Legal Bills Mount in ‘Wide Stance’ Fight
Posted Apr 24, 2008 7:10 AM CST
By Molly McDonough
As Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, wages an uphill battle to reverse his guilty plea to disorderly conduct in an airport restroom last June, his legal bills are mounting.
And he's keeping his hands off campaign cash to pay his legal team, the Washington Post reports.
The Post notes that since the Senate ethics committee admonished Craig for his plea and warned him against using campaign money to pay related legal fees, Craig hasn't tapped coffers to pay his lawyers from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
His last payment from "Craig for U.S. Senate" funds was $80,695 on Feb. 3.
This left the Post wondering how Craig, whose resources are limited, is going to come up with the cash to pay his reported $407,000 legal tab.
Craig is asking the Minnesota appeals court to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in the bathroom sex-sting case.