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Report: Ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt spent $124,000 on 'premium travel'

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Posted at 6:44 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 19:44:16-04

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is urging the agency to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges by former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards.

The EPA's inspector general is rejecting Pruitt's claims that security concerns warranted the first- and business-class travel at taxpayer expense.

The findings provide some of the first strong support by investigators of the series of ethics allegations that led to Pruitt's resignation last July.

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