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Delco legal expenses nearly triple since 2019

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Delaware County’s spending on outside attorneys has doubled since 2019, according to data obtained and analyzed by Broad + Liberty.

In 2019, the county spent $402,113 on legal costs from outside attorneys or law firms. Legal fees then exploded in 2020 to $1.14 million, an increase of about 180 percent.

While this increase in legal expenditures coincides with Democrats taking control of the council starting in January of 2020, county officials point to one-time expenses related to the pandemic and the election. Read More