ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Supporters of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have set up a fund to help her pay off more than $500,000 in legal fees incurred while defending herself against ethics complaints.

Supporters said Friday that the Alaska Fund Trust was created by Alaskans to help defend Palin “against the onslaught of frivolous attacks against her.”

They say the trust is the only legal fund authorized by Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee last year.

Spokeswoman Kristan Cole says the fund has many restrictions, including a $150 contribution limit.

Contributing heavily to Palin’s legal debts was last fall’s troopergate probe, the Alaska Legislature’s investigation into Palin’s firing of the her public safety commissioner.


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