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    Is this True of not true for Buffalo Tax Payers?

    https://buffalonews.com/2016/10/02/taxpayers-foot-the-645341-bill-for-browns-pay-to-play-defense/

    When Mayor Byron W. Brown found himself facing allegations of a pay-to-play scheme at City Hall, he turned to one of Buffalo’s most respected defense lawyers.
    Six years later, the high-profile lawsuit against the mayor and city drags on, but Terrence M. Connors is off the case, replaced by two other well-known attorneys.
    Meanwhile, the taxpayer-funded bill for Brown’s legal defense mounts.
    At last count, the city had paid Connors’ $645,341, most of it over the past three years.


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    So when does he start to pick up the tab for his own defense?

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    The 12th of never! Under the public officer law the city defends him as long as he gave the city the notice required by law.

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    So if Mark S replaces him as Mayor next election does the City still cover the legal expenses once he's gone?

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    I think so but I could be wrong on that. I think since it arose when he was a public official the city has to defend him even if the suit continues after he leaves office.

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