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Indicted lawmaker uses campaign cash for legal expenses (access required)

Rep. Ben Arredondo spent $15,000 of his legislative campaign money on a criminal defense attorney about six weeks before a grand jury indicted him on accusations he took bribes, according to recently filed finance reports.

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