Posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:56pm by Meredith Jessup
WASHINGTON (AP/The Blaze) — Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office said Wednesday she plans to sell her private plane and will pay $287,273 in four years of back taxes owed.
According to Politico, McCaskill also spent $76,000 from her Senate budget on trips on the aircraft over the past four years, prompting the senator to repay more than $88,000 — the cost of the trips plus pilots — to the U.S. Treasury.
The Missouri Democrat’s husband, Joe Shepard, incorporated Sunset Cove Associates LLC in 2002. The company owns an eight-seat, twin-engine plane which, according to records, McCaskill’s Senate office has paid to use 89 times out of taxpayer funds.