News

Actions

Former Rep. Durham Spends Nearly 1K On UT Tickets

Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 06, 2016

Finance reports show that former Representative Jeremy Durham spent nearly $1,000 in campaign funds on University of Tennessee football tickets.

The purchase was listed in Durham's latest finance report. It shows the tickets totaled $956.20.

Durham told NewsChannel 5 he purchased the tickets for his constituents, saying:

"Contrary to local media reports, the tickets on my campaign disclosure were for constituents that requested them. This is specifically allowed in by statute. I attended a game myself, but I purchased those tickets with personal funds."

He has already been under fire for his management of campaign funds by state campaign ethics officials.

The investigation was sparked amid the scandal of his expulsion from legislature.

He was expelled from the Tennessee General Assembly in September. The vote came after a report was released alleging that Durham sexually harassed more than 20 women on Capitol Hill.

A promotion that aired earlier for this story suggested that Durham's ticket purchase broke the law. That has not been proven.