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Auditor: Albuquerque council's trip cost city $4K too much

Auditor: Albuquerque council's trip cost city $4K too much

The Associated Press
Updated: August 03, 2020 07:13 AM
Created: August 03, 2020 07:12 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state auditor says the city of Albuquerque should ask a councilor to repay $4,000 for a trip to three East Coast cities.

The Albuquerque Journal reports State Auditor Brian Colón said his review of a 14-day trip by City Councilor Klarissa Peña found extra costs that violate city policies on reimbursements.

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Peña says she is committed to repaying the city.

The review came after Pena traveled in June with family to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington to attend a conference for city council presidents.

Records show Pena billed the city $3,290 for train tickets and another $2,082 for hotels.


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