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02/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Blagojevich's Legal Bill Totals $2.6 Million

Since taking office in 2003, Gov. Blagojevich has spent a staggering $2.6 million out of his campaign fund on legal fees, with the lion's share going to pay criminal defense lawyers.

His most recent criminal-defense expenditures -- a $500,000 payment to the firm of high-profile lawyer Edward Genson and $100,000 to the firm of Sheldon Sorosky -- came Dec. 18, according to a campaign-finance report filed Tuesday night.

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