Delaware Treasurer To Reimburse State for Alaska Trip

Nov 14, 2013

Delaware Treasurer Chip Flowers
Credit Delaware Treasurer's website

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware state treasurer Chip Flowers says he will reimburse the state almost $1,000 for travel-related expenses but denies that he has ever used his state credit card or state funds for personal expenses.

Flowers announced the reimbursements Wednesday at a news conference he called to address what he described as "serious inaccuracies" in media reports about travel spending in his office. The Democratic treasurer did not provide any examples of inaccuracies but instead blamed unnamed political critics for falsely accusing him of using state funds inappropriately.

Flowers also blamed "confusion" about travel records on mistakes made by a former treasury fiscal officer who has since retired.

The planned reimbursements include $460.80 for a trip to Alaska in 2012, even though Flowers says he was on official business the entire trip.