Former Natural Assurance Organization Chairman Scott Pruitt and his staff piled on almost $124,000 in “unnecessary” travel costs, as indicated by a long report issued Thursday by the office’s inward watchdog.
Investigators investigated 40 trips that Pruitt took or planned over a 10-month time frame in 2017, which cost citizens about $1 million, and discovered $123,942 in inefficient spending. Those ill-advised travel costs included flying first-and business-class and lavish inn accommodations.
“Actions should be taken to reinforce powers over Chairman travel to help avoid the potential for misrepresentation, waste and misuse,” the EPA’s Office of Auditor General wrote in the 84-page report.
Pruitt surrendered in July 2018 under a haze of morals outrages. He looked at any rate 18 government investigations.
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