Saturday, January 09, 2010

Lawyers gettting $950 an hour, citizens getting the shaft.

The Journal reports this morning, link, that lawyers working
on the state investment funds scandal, are making up to $950
an hour under a contract that could cost tax payers nearly $6M.

State Senator Tim Jennings
is concerned that
"... everyone is concerned with
protecting themselves instead
of the public.

Part of the lucrative contract
included an internal review of
SIC operations.

There is some concern that, the review, paid for with tax dollars, will ever be made public.

"These people are all worried about covering their own butts,
not protecting the public," Jennings said.

Gee, ya think?

"The public is paying to stonewall the one guy who is trying to recover the money the public lost," Jennings said. "That doesn't make sense to me."

Nor does is make sense to any of us, Senator.

photo Mark Bralley

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