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Legislative auditors find discrepancy in reimbursements of senator accused of affair

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 13:52:28-04
Legislative auditors say there is a discrepancy in the travel reimbursements of Sen. Jim Guthrie. House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill requested the audit  after allegations that Guthrie was involved in an extramarital affair with fellow lawmaker, Rep. Christy Perry of Nampa.
 
A report released Friday shows Guthrie was reimbursed $121 for the final night of a four-day trip, but auditors could not confirm it was for official state business.   Auditors did not find any discrepancies in Perry's reimbursements.
 
While Perry released a statement admitting to a "terrible mistake," Guthrie has remained silent since the allegations surfaced on a blog.
 
Guthrie and Perry are both seeking re-election.