Congressman John Conyers says he has reimbursed the U.S. Treasury Department $5,682 for the time his son used a government vehicle for non-official use in Detroit.
The 81-year-old Detroit Democrat and House Judiciary Committee chair says Wednesday in a statement that he based the amount on the daily usage cost of the vehicle to taxpayers.
Conyers said last month that 20-year-old John Conyers III used the Cadillac Escalade over the Thanksgiving holiday. The announcement came after a report of a theft from the sport utility vehicle registered in the name of Conyers' congressional district.
A Detroit police report said Conyers' son reported two laptops worth $1,100 each and $27,500 worth of concert tickets stolen from the parked vehicle.
The congressman said none of the stolen items were government property.
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