Auditor Says Mayor's Check Comes Up Short
I think this guy ought to run for Congress.
DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reimbursed the city on Tuesday for a portion of the expenses on his city-issued credit card, Local 4 reported.
Kilpatrick wrote a check to the city for just under $9,000, but Detroit Auditor General Joe Harris said the mayor is about $40,000 short, the station reported.
"The reason I say that is because you got $16,000 Ö of purchases we don't have receipts for," Harris said. "We've got $12,000 for the Super Bowl that appears not to have been for the city."
Harris went on to point out a $4,000 limousine expense and additional hotel expenses that add up to the $50,000 he believes Kilpatrick owes the city, the station reported.
The mayor's credit card had more than $200,000 in charges over a three-year period, the Rescue 4 Waste Watchers reported. Kilpatrick said media reports on his spending, including reports that his sister used the credit card to travel to New Orleans, does not reflect his plan for a reimbursement, Local 4 reported. The mayor said his sister reimbursed the city credit card.
The mayor's office said on Monday night that it was still adding up expenses before determining the amount that would be written on the check, according to Local 4 reports.
"We are going to write one check, and be done with it," said Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick kicked off his re-election campaign on Tuesday.