A one-day trial is underway to decide whether taxpayers should pay the legal fees owed by former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom. Sansom wants the state to pay nearly $1 million owed to the lawyers who successfully defended him against a 2009 indictment. In this file photo, Sansom, R-Destin, center, talks with reporters following a speech in Tallahassee in 2009.
A one-day trial is underway to decide whether taxpayers should pay the legal fees owed by former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom. Sansom wants the state to pay nearly $1 million owed to the lawyers who successfully defended him against a 2009 indictment. In this file photo, Sansom, R-Destin, center, talks with reporters following a speech in Tallahassee in 2009. Phil Coale AP
A one-day trial is underway to decide whether taxpayers should pay the legal fees owed by former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom. Sansom wants the state to pay nearly $1 million owed to the lawyers who successfully defended him against a 2009 indictment. In this file photo, Sansom, R-Destin, center, talks with reporters following a speech in Tallahassee in 2009. Phil Coale AP

Former House speaker wants state to pay his legal fees

February 26, 2015 2:25 PM