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US. rep failed to explain thousands in expenses

US. rep failed to explain thousands in expenses

Campaign records show freshman U.S. Rep. David Rivera paid himself more than $60,000 in unexplained campaign reimbursements over the eight years he served in the state legislature.
The Cuban-American Republican from Miami didn't report any details for more than a third of the roughly $160,000 in expenses for which he reimbursed himself.
Rivera's reimbursements far exceeded those claimed by 12 other top Florida state legislators who served with him. The others _ both Democrats and Republicans _ usually gave some explanation of how the money had been spent. Rivera denies wrongdoing.
Rivera's campaign and other finances are already being investigated by state and local authorities.
It is against state law to divert campaign donations to personal use.


Updated : 2021-07-29 05:37 GMT+08:00