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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Former Metro Councilwoman Dr. Judy Green is not the only one paying the price for her ethics violations.
The former metro councilwoman has been out of sight since she was removed from office, but the saga is not over just yet.
This week, the county attorney's office released the bill for removing Green from office. Right now, it's close to $130,000. Here's a breakdown of the payments.
$68,153 goes toward Green's defense. Gregg Hovious was hired by Metro Council to prosecute the case and charged $36,262. Attorney Jim Earhart prosecuted Green during both Ethics Commission hearings, and was paid $15,412, and retired Judge Tom McDonald got $9,781 for presiding over the hearings.
"I knew this day was coming because everyone needs to get paid for the services that they performed," says legal expert Derwin Webb.
Webb was hired by Green to represent her during the removal hearing. He says the only thing surprising about the bill is the amount.
"It may seem steep to some, but I actually thought it was a little low based upon the hours that some of the attorneys put in and knowing what they usually charge per hour. I actually thought it was going to be a lot more than it was right now."
$129,608 dollars is not the final cost. Attorney Jim Earhart still plans to bill the city for arguing against Green's appeal.
"The appeal was just finalized two days ago. I just got the decision from the circuit court and I'll figure out whatever the services were for the appeal," says Ethics Commission Prosecutor Jim Earhart.
Earhart suspects his final bill will be several thousand dollars. He says, "Generally speaking, most appeals you are looking somewhere in the area of $5,000 to $7,500. It may be a little less. I just don't know. I haven't figured it up yet."
Green appealed the ethics commissions' recommendation to the Jefferson Circuit Court, but it was recently dismissed because she had already resigned from her position.