The taxpayer cost of the legal bills for representing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is rising.
The bills for a case involving theft charges against the former executive mansion chef have grown by more than $90,000. June bills represented a total of 396 hours worked by former state Attorney General Anthony Troy and 12 other attorneys. That brings the total cost to more than $143,000.
Troy took on the case in April when Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli stepped down because of conflicts of interest. A report issued by Troy concluded the governor broke no law by not disclosing thousands of dollars in gifts and loans given to the governor and his family.