A Democrat mayor is in hot water after spending tens of thousands of dollars on upgrading her government flights to business and first class.
Now, she is refusing to pay the money back.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell spent $30,000 on the flight upgrades, that reportedly violated policy.
“Employees are required to purchase the lowest airfare available… Employees who choose an upgrade from coach, economy, or business class flights are solely responsible for the difference in cost,” reads the policy, according to WWL.
She later told local news that she would not be paying the city back.
“All expenses incurred doing business on behalf of the city of New Orleans will not be reimbursed to the city of New Orleans,” she said.
At yesterday’s press conference, @FOX8NOLA was the only station that asked Mayor LaToya Cantrell about whether or not she will reimburse thousands of dollars to the city for her travel upgrades.
Here’s her full statement: pic.twitter.com/swA2flFIkc
— Andrés Fuentes (@news_fuentes) September 9, 2022