Wyoming mayor repays grant money used for personal expenses

Wyoming News December 16, 2019

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Wyoming mayor repays grant money used for personal expenses

CHEYENNE, Wyo.   –   A Wyoming mayor has reimbursed her city for grant money she used for personal expenses.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr repaid nearly $600 she used from a $100,000 Bloomberg Philanthropies grant.

Money from the grant was used to pay for an event ticket for Orr’s husband, meals on business trips for herself and her husband and personal expenses during a university course.

Officials say the grant was for a project to connect undeveloped or underused properties with potential investors.

Officials say the city eventually repaid $56,000 in unused or improperly used grant funds.

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