Normandy Mayor Instists City Credit Card Was Used Appropriate

NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) – The mayor of the St. Louis County town of Normandy says all spending on his city-issued credit card is appropriate, despite concerns raised by a city councilwoman.

Charges over the past two years on Mayor Patrick Green’s credit card have included trips to Baltimore and Las Vegas. None of the spending that amounted to more than $16,000 was approved by the council.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Green said the trips and corresponding charges were strictly for city business.

In December, councilwoman Erma Ratlif asked the council to take away Green’s access to the card and remove his authority to sign city checks. An investigative committee made up of aldermen and residents was chosen to look into the spending.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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