State Treasurer Steve Grossman has sharply criticized Attorney General Martha Coakley, his rival for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, for belatedly repaying the state for gas and mileage spent traveling to political events in her official vehicle.
The treasurer has even called for an official investigation into Coakley’s spending practices, arguing she “has violated the public’s trust” by waiting four years to repay taxpayers for her travel costs.
But it turns out, Grossman has not been prompt in reimbursing the state for his own political travel.
His campaign acknowledged Thursday that he waited more than two years before repaying taxpayers for gas, mileage, and tolls spent traveling to political events in his state-issued Jeep.
“On August 22, 2013, the treasurer reimbursed the state $4,982.44, with a personal check, for the costs of travel not related to his official duties as treasurer from January 2011 – August 2013,” Chandra Allard, a Grossman campaign spokesman said in a statement.
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