Supremely gross ex-Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez has spent a whopping $177,724 in just the last 6 months, all of it from his campaign fund, defending himself against charges that he's a grope-y creep who sexually harassed a number of former female staffers.
Ex-Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexual harassment scandal is netting big paydays for his lawyers — and the former lawmaker is using campaign cash to pay for them.
Lopez's latest financial statement showed $177,724 spent on lawyers over the past six months, leaving his campaign account with a cash balance of $591,891. The legal bills were the only expenses Lopez listed.
That's a lot of money and none of it is Vito's. But this is New York where politicians regularly use their campaign donations to defend themselves in court.