August 7, 2014 at 7:27 am

Michigan housing chief submits thousands in bills

Lansing — Records show the head of Michigan’s housing authority has totaled tens of thousands of dollars in expenses since taking office in 2012.

The Detroit Free Press reports Thursday that Michigan State Housing Development Authority Executive Director Scott Woosley has sought reimbursements for staying in hotels that cost $400 to $500 a night and traveling in a stretch limousine. He’s also expensed dining on filet mignon and escargot.

The state agency has paid most of his expenses. Rejected bills include a $48 bar receipt that only included three glasses of 15-year-old rum.

Woosley tells the newspaper he doesn’t apologize for his expense vouchers and they’re “the normal cost of doing business.” He says reimbursement requests he made for alcohol charges were unintentional.

Woosley is paid $135,000 a year.