New Orleans mayor now says she'll pay for travel upgrades
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she'll pay the city back for nearly $30,000 worth of first-class overseas flights. Cantrell had resisted paying the money back, saying the flight upgrades on trips to Switzerland and France were legitimate business expenses. But the city attorney and her chief administrative officer have recently said the costs must be reimbursed. Cantrell also faced the possibility that the City Council would take action to recover the money. During remarks to reporters Tuesday at a public event, Cantrell said she would pay the money back.