Rudy Giuliani is still coming up with new explanations for why he billed New York City agencies for extramarital love trysts in the Hamptons. The campaign have taken multiple stabs in the last few days.
According to the campaign, Rudy’s security decal billed their travel and lodging expenses on these trysts to obscure city agencies (like the Loft Board) because there were unreasonably long delays in getting paid back by the NYPD. Says the AP:
Joe Lohta, who was deputy mayor and budget director under Giuliani, said the billing practice was necessary because the police officers did not make a lot of money and their department took up to two months to repay them for their travel expenses. So Giuliani’s office got a credit card and paid it off with funds from the various agencies.
Except the head of the NYPD isn’t buying it. According to ABC News:
The current New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said today he knew of no problems with the delay of payments before Giuliani was mayor, when Kelly served under Mayor David Dinkins, or since.
“I don’t recall anybody, any statements about delay,” Kelly told reporters.
Try something else, Rudy?