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Senator Landrieu apologizes for misusing taxpayer's money

Senator Mary Landrieu (Source: WAFB) Senator Mary Landrieu (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Senator Mary Landrieu apologized Friday afternoon for misusing taxpayer's money over the past 12 years, but blamed it on bookkeeping errors.

An internal audit showed that taxpayers were billed for more than $33,000. The money was used to fly Senator Landrieu to various events including some where she collected money for her campaign. But when fundraising is part of the trip, taxpayers cannot be billed for the entire cost. 

Landrieu's campaign cut a check for $33,000 to settle the debt.

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