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Scottsdale mayor pays Fiesta Bowl for fundraiser

The mayor of Scottsdale has repaid the Fiesta Bowl for the cost of a fundraiser it held for him in 2009.

Mayor Jim Lane tells The Arizona Republic that he paid nearly $1,500 to the Fiesta Bowl for catering and a museum rental fee for the event. He also plans to file an amended campaign finance report.

The Fiesta Bowl confirmed the payment.

The fundraiser was one of many questionable and possibly illegal actions by the Fiesta Bowl detailed in an investigate report released last month. The bowl blamed longtime president and CEO John Junker and fired him.

The report says the Fiesta Bowl apparently reimbursed employees’ campaign contributions and took lawmakers on lavish trips. Some politicians have now reimbursed the bowl.

The Bowl Championship Series is reviewing the actions.

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