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Sen. McCaskill Used Office Funds To Pay For Chartered Flights--On Plane She Partly Owns

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From Politico:

As a senator, McCaskill has flown at least 89 flights chartered by Sunset Cove Associates LLC -- a company incorporated in 2002 by her husband, St. Louis businessman Joe Shepard, according to records kept by the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. All of those flights were paid for from McCaskill's Senate office budget, raising questions about whether the first-term senator and her husband are using public dollars to partially subsidize their aircraft.

An aide to McCaskill told Politico that the senator will send the Treasury Department a check to cover the costs of the flights. The aide said the flights were legal and in compliance with all Senate ethics rules.