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County GOP reports millions for doughnuts

County GOP reports millions for doughnuts

POSTED: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 8:38pm

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Republicans must love doughnuts - or so it would seem from a glance at the latest finance report filed by the Republican Party of a suburban Austin county.

But Williamson County Republican Party officials say it's only by a clerical foul-up that it reported spending $5,272,010 at Round Rock Donuts on Sept. 20 and $9,082,010 at Applebee's restaurant in Georgetown on Sept. 8.

Party Treasurer Jon Jewett said that in the Applebee's case, the date was entered as expenditure. He told the Austin American-Statesman the party dropped about $60 that time. He said he doesn't know how the mess-up happened with the doughnut expenditure, which he said should have been $13.99. Jewett said he'll file a corrected report with the Texas Ethics Commission.

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That is called cooking the books. If they had not been cought by the vendor they would have been able to funnel the amount of money that was reported over the actual cost into their own pockets or the pockets of others without reporting who they gave the money to. The Unions use to do the same thing until a few of them were sent to prison and tougher regulations placed on them by the IRS.


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