Lawsuit aims to stop city from paying for de Blasio's lawyers

Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese and radio hosts Curtis Sliwa and Frank Morano don’t want the taxpayers picking up the tab for Mayor de Blasio’s lawyers.

On Sunday the trio filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court to block de Blasio’s demand for more than $ 12 million to pay lawyers representing the mayor and his top aides in several investigations of the mayor’s fund-raising tactics.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney and Manhattan District Attorney closed the probes in March without bringing criminal charges.

The mayor at first vowed not to take a dime for his lawyers, but changed his mind in July after the city Conflict of Interest Board restricted his ability to raise donations for a legal defense fund.

Citing newly released emails showing de Blasio and his top aides intervening on behalf of donors, Albanese, Sliwa and Morano asked the court to block the “legal tab that Hizzoner de Blasio is trying to stick to New York City’s taxpayers.”

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