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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Tim Scott repays AEI for pal’s meals

Rep. Tim Scott (Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images)
Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has repaid the American Enterprise Institute for the meals of a friend he brought with him to a conference the think tank held in Sea Island, Ga.

The Loop reported last month on a potentially awkward-sounding trip the congressman took to the lovely beach-side resort. He brought his mother (whose meals AEI could pay for under House rules) and a friend, a manager and buyer for a Charleston lingerie shop (whose meals the think tank isn’t supposed to spring for).

According to Legistorm, Scott filed an amended form indicating he repaid $371 for the meals of his pal, Zee Patel, who works for Bits of Lace, an upscale boutique.

We wonder how many fancy negligees that would buy.

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