The immigration lawyer who helped federal agents obtain the laptop containing evidence of the July 4th attacks on the offices of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton has been paid more than $30,000 in taxpayer funds, according to a report in The Arizona Republic.
The Arizona Republic obtained the salaries of six lawyers who handled immigration matters for the FBI, as well as those of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Department of Justice, and the Office of Inspector General.
The lawyers were paid between $30 and $50 an hour in 2016 and 2017, the Republic reported.
The Arizona Bar Association said in a statement that the law firm had been hired by the DOJ and FBI, and it was investigating the payments.
The law firm represented two of the men charged in connection with the attacks.
Federal prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brother of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, with using a homemade bomb to kill three people and injure more than 170 at the finish line of the marathon.