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Calgary Coun. Joe Magliocca bills delayed, referred to metropolis administration for one more look

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A metropolis report that confirmed Ward 2 Coun. Joe Magliocca owed Calgary taxpayers one other $1,200 stemming from ineligible bills has been referred again to town administration.

The report, which was made public on Feb. 11, was set to be mentioned on the metropolis’s Priorities and Finance Committee on Tuesday.

However Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart, who chairs the Co-ordinating Committee for the Workplace of the Councillors, requested the committee refer the report back to Carla Male, town’s chief monetary officer.

“It’s crucial that we get it proper. It’s crucial that I be absolutely open and clear and forthright with Calgarians,” Colley-Urquhart instructed International Information.

“This must be correct to the final penny.”

Learn extra:
Coun. Joe Magliocca owes another $1,200 to Calgary taxpayers: report

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Colley-Urquhart mentioned she got here to the choice to refer the most recent info after reviewing a report on Magliocca’s bills carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an exterior auditor employed to do a forensic investigation on all of the bills that raised questions final yr.

She mentioned she additionally appeared into work achieved by town solicitor’s workplace, the authorized division and the administration working group assigned to Magliocca’s bills.

“There have been many fingers within the pie, many individuals concerned,” Colley-Urquhart mentioned. “That’s after I began asking questions.”

The most recent report from administration confirmed $3,300 of the $5,830.63 in internet hosting prices Magliocca expensed to town between 2017 and 2019 had been ineligible.

Magliocca had already paid greater than $2,100 to taxpayers, leaving the remainder of the tab of $1,200 to be paid by March 31.

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Calgary city staff to temporarily oversee council expense claims amid wider probe

Nevertheless, the report additionally exhibits that Magliocca paid again funds for bills that had been deemed eligible after initially being declared inappropriate.

In complete, Magliocca has paid again greater than $6,200 to town and was ordered final November to repay an additional $2,700 for upgraded flights.

On the time, Magliocca mentioned he was within the means of repaying town. Magliocca has since refused to remark.

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These are all questions Colley-Urquhart mentioned she dropped at metropolis administration after digging into a number of reviews on the problem over the weekend.

“Give me an inventory of what Councillor Magliocca has paid again. When did he pay it again? What did it cowl?” Colley-Urquhart mentioned. “I additionally requested questions in regards to the upgrades to the airline tickets. Has this been paid again? When was it paid again? These solutions had been imprecise.”

Colley-Urquhart mentioned with the expense scandal underneath investigation by the RCMP, there’s a want to make sure the numbers being reported are correct and weren’t defamatory in direction of Magliocca.

“If we had been going to proceed with this report (on Tuesday), I had to make sure it was correct,” she mentioned.

A report on the problem and the most recent ineligible expense figures is predicted in March.


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