Created: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:37:00 MST
Updated: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:51:56 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The District Attorney's office heading the criminal investigation into sheriff candidate Steve King said they'll be looking into new allegations of double-billing his expenses over the past couple years.
An open records request filed by NewsChannel 5 shows connections between reimbursements from taxpayers and reimbursements from his political action committee (PAC), Leadership to Prosperity.
A report from October 29, 2013 shows King was present for a Transportation Legislation Review Committee meeting in Denver. On that day, he asked Colorado taxpayers for reimbursements for gas, lodging, and food totaling $448.64. But while reviewing his reimbursement forms from his PAC, King also asked to be reimbursed $425 for gas and lodging on the same day he noted himself present for the state meeting.
A similar money connection was spotted on October 18, 2012.
King reported present to a Legislative Audit Committee in Denver. He was reimbursed $645.55 for travel, lodging, and food from the state of Colorado, and on the same day, asked to be paid $411 by his Leadership to Prosperity to cover his travel expenses.
NewsChannel 5 began investigating State Senator King after a source claiming he formerly worked for King said he's seen King cheat on his expense accounts over the past years.
If allegations prove true, this wouldn't be the first time Steve King would be in hot water for billing expenses. Reports back in 2010 show the state senator had previously been caught for double billing expenses to the state.
Mesa County Sheriff candidate King is also also being investigated for allegations of falsifying time cards during his 2014 contract with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
NewsChannel 5 reached out to King for comment, but he has not yet responded.