HELENA, Mont. -

Attorneys say an insurance company will pay a charity co-founded by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson $1.2 million in a settlement over legal fees from lawsuits and investigations over the past two years.
    
Helena attorney John Morrison and Billings attorney Carey Matovich say the settlement between the Central Asia Institute and Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. was reached Wednesday in a private mediation session held before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch.
    
The charity incurred approximately $1.8 million in legal fees defending itself in an investigation by then-Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock and in a lawsuit by four readers of Mortenson's books.
    
The investigation and lawsuit stemmed from 2011 reports by Jon Krakauer and "60 Minutes" that said Mortenson fabricated parts of his best-selling books and mismanaged the Central Asia Institute.