NEWS BRIEF: Ex-mayor owes Atlanta coffers $83,000, report says

Kasim Reed to pay up?

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Former-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Owes The City Some Money

Atlanta may be getting reimbursed nearly $83,000 by Kasim Reed after a report by Inspector General Shannon Manigault found the former mayor used tax revenue funds for a 2017 trip to South Africa, a donation to Howard University and health insurance after leaving office. None of the payments got clearance from the Atlanta City Council, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Reed had claimed the money came from an account that held deferred income from a raise he declined in 2014, but the investigation found the account was never created and that all the money came from city taxpayers. Details: ajc.com