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Rutherford’s Attorneys To Get $200/hour

Rutherford’s Attorneys To Get $200/hour

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The State of Illinois will be paying three attorneys up to $200 per hour to represent Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford in a lawsuit filed by a former employee.

Edmond Michalowski accused the Treasurer last month of sexually harassing him and forcing him to do campaign work on state time, which Rutherford has denied. Documents from the Attorney General’s office named three lawyers which have been appointed special assistant attorneys general.

The funds to pay them will come from taxpayer funds from the treasurer’s office. Investigations into the allegations were nearly $27,000. Although the gubernatorial hopeful said he would make the findings public, he reversed his decision after the lawsuit was filed.

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