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Resource ID: #24611
Subject: Municipal Finance
Source: WREG-TV (Memphis, Tenn.)
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Date: 07/06/2009; 07/07/2009; 08/03/2009; 08/06/2009; 09/09/2009

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During a period of tight city finances, Memphis was outlaying a yearly average of as much as $2,300 per day on attorneys fees. Nealry $8 million across 22 law firms was payed out by taxpayers in a four year time frame. WREG-TV uncovered that many of these lawyers were personal friends of the mayor, and the station's requests for budget items were purposefully stalled and stonewalled until serious actions of litigation against the city were threatened.

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