DOVER, Del. - Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers continues to deny that he ever used his state credit card or state funds for personal expenses and Wednesday in his defense, he released all of his travel documents from the past three years.
Flowers was accused of using taxpayer dollars for his travel and lodging expenses specifically on his trip to Alaska. Last month, The News Journal reportedly uncovered additional charges to his state credit card as well as the card of his then deputy treasurer Erika Benner during a conference in 2012.
Flowers says he will reimburse the state approximately $1,000 for travel-related expenses he claims he used for business.
"Obviously there's been mistakes made in the accounting in his office, and I think he tried to downplay that, but at least now, he's saying I'm going to open my books, I'm going to present all the records, I'm going to allow the state auditor to come in and review those records. I think that's a good step and I'm happy to see it," Senate Minority Leader Gary Simpson said.
Flowers said some of the confusion about his travel records were traced back to mistakes made by a former treasury officer who has since retired.
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