Fiesta Bowl to seek reimbursement

Updated: April 14, 2011, 9:57 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Arizona legislators who took cross-country trips and accepted free game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl soon will get reimbursement invoices.

Bowl attorneys say they're conducting an investigation to determine the Fiesta's total outlay on lawmaker gifts and travel so they can seek reimbursement for those expenses.

The Arizona Republic says some legislators could be asked to repay the bowl for a range of expenses, including airfare, lodging and meals. In some cases, invoices could be in the thousands of dollars.

Under state law, lawmakers can accept gifts and free travel as long as they are publicly disclosed. Free tickets to entertainment events are restricted in some cases.

A few legislators have written checks in the past two weeks to reimburse the Fiesta Bowl for free game tickets and-or travel-related expenses.


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