State Auditor Susan Montee recently completed an audit of Attorney General Jay Nixon’s use of (and reimbursement for) his personal and campaign use of a state vehicle. Montee says Nixon and his staff underpaid the state by over $8000.
Nixon, who would not admit for months that his use of the state vehicle was illegal, made a big deal about paying the state back. When he did, several blogs questioned his math, and wondered why he was allowed to pick his own penalty.
Of course, one thing Montee did not do was to go back beyond this election cycle. One has to assume that Nixon used a state vehicle his entire career as Attorney General. He ran for office every four tears during that time and The Source would bet he used that vehicle for campaign purposes back then as well. The Source calls on Montee to finish the job and audit Nixon’s prior use of state property or staff.