A Philadelphia area attorney has submitted his first bill to Harrisburg city council members, charging nearly $90,000 for his work.
The Patriot-News reports attorney Mark D. Schwartz was hired by the city to file a bankruptcy petition in federal court on its behalf. The petition was later thrown out and council is now appealing the decision.
According to The Patriot-News, Schwartz is charging council $300 per hour, which he says is less than the usual fee of $525 per hour. The attorney tells the newspaper he has yet to be paid for his work.
In a Twitter post earlier today, city council vice president Patty Kim said the $90,000 charge was “meticulously high.”