Members of the City Council have billed the city more than $2.3 million since 2005 for their legal representation through the course of federal investigations and pension litigation, according to city records.

Here’s how it breaks down:

Councilman Jim Madaffer: $461,746.15 (through January)

Councilwoman Toni Atkins: $555,769.31 (through December)

Councilman Brian Maienschein: $475,094 (through December)

Former Mayor Dick Murphy: $395,376.73 (through August, plus $5,324.26 for blacking out the bills)

Councilman Scott Peters: $397,368.28 (through August, plus $3,899.37 for blacking out the bills)

Former Councilman Ralph Inzunza: $10,649.92

Former Councilman Michael Zucchet: $6,650

The release of bills for Peters for September through January has been delayed. Councilwoman Donna Frye — the remaining council member who sat on the council in 2002 and 2003, when the actions under investigation took place — has paid for her own legal representation.

The Department of Justice’s investigation into City Hall culminated with the indictment of five pension officials in early 2006.

According to previously released invoices, attorneys for the council members have made a number of presentations to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC has settled with the city of San Diego, but has said that investigations into individuals continue.

Click here for the latest story on the details found in the bills.


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