Rep. Lewis reaches $1 million in legal fees.

Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) has been under federal investigation “for his ties to defense contractor and convicted criminal Brent Wilkes and lobbyist buddy Bill Lowery” since the spring of 2006. Beginning in June 2006, Lewis has been paying heavy sums in legal fees to deal with the probe. TPMmuckraker reported yesterday that a $62,000 payment to the law firm Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher on Dec. 12 last year put him over the $1 million mark.