Hickenlooper’s tab passes $80K
As reported yesterday by KDVR, legal representation for millionaire John Hickenlooper’s ethics investigation has cost Colorado taxpayers $80,000 — the majority of which is going to pay for his $525/hour attorney Mark Grueskin. We can think of several things the state legislature could do with $80K.
The Denver Post revealed last year that the funds being used to pay for Grueskin were approved by Hickenlooper before he left the Governor’s office from a federal post-9/11 fund meant to be used for essential services. Reporting on the ethics investigation uncovered where the funds are coming from, but it’s not the first time he had misused them.