US Tells Philly Housing Agency To Repay $8M In Legal Fees

Law360, Philadelphia (April 26, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority was asked Thursday to reimburse the federal government for nearly $8 million in legal fees and expenses identified as needless and unreasonable in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development audit commissioned after PHA’s former director was fired in 2010 following several sexual harassment suits.

In a letter to PHA officials, the authority was ordered either to provide documentation to justify more than $30.58 million it paid to outside counsel between April 2007 and August 2010 or pay a total of...
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