ATLANTA (AP) — Documents show ex-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s bodyguards routinely used city-issued credit cards to pay for his fast food, dry cleaning and other personal purchases, violating city policy.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV used Georgia’s Open Records Act to obtain statements and receipts for the nine Executive Protection Unit officers. They show more than $90,000 in charges from 2015 through 2017. The records don’t indicate how much was for personal purchases.
Reed repaid $2,800.
Atlanta’s interim chief financial officer, John Gaffney, says Reed “in many cases” repaid flagged charges, but “there was no behavior change” to comply with the city’s card use policy.
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A federal investigation was triggered by a previous report that Reed charged $300,000 to his own card since 2015.
Reed and the officers couldn’t be reached for comment.