PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will appear before a judge Tuesday to sort out his legal counsel as he continues to fight federal corruption charges. Before the indictment, taxpayers footed the bill for the DA’s lawyer.
The city paid more than $110,000 to cover legal fees associated with the investigation involving Williams.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Weekend Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Most Of Philadelphia Region
He and other employees in the District Attorney’s Office received legal counsel at no cost to them — as part of an order outlined in what’s known as the city’s Home Charter Rule.Workers At Atlantic City's Hard Rock Casino Reach Tentative Agreement With Employer To Avoid Strike
It says the law department must provide outside legal representation to any city employee when it comes to matters related to their offices.
Once charges were filed against Williams, the city stopped paying, and will now try to recoup some of the cash back from his wages and pension.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Killed In North Philadelphia: Police
But others in his office will likely continue to get legal counsel, and the bill could go up.