Tuesday, August 23, 2011

D.C. councilmember spent $135K on sports tickets

Washington DC - Records show a D.C. councilmember has paid $135,000 for professional sports tickets over the past decade from a fund that councilmembers typically use to help needy constituents. The Washington Post that 31 percent of the money spent from Councilmember Jack Evans’ constituent service fund since 2002 has gone to sports tickets. Evans, a Democrat representing the wealthy Ward 2, defended the spending. He says he has bought season tickets to athletic events for years to help local sports franchises and that he gives away a majority of the tickets to Ward 2 residents and local schools and charities.  More