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Records Show Public Paid For Hotel Tied To Prostitute Report

Republican Rep. Jon Stanard resigns after records show public paid for hotel tied to prostitute.
Republican Rep. Jon Stanard resigns.

Records show taxpayer funds were used to pay for at least two hotel rooms that a Utah lawmaker who resigned this week is alleged to have used to meet up with a prostitute last year.

After the British newspaper the Daily Mail reported allegations Thursday that Republican Rep. Jon Stanard twice hired a prostitute in 2017, House and state elections officials said they were checking to see if taxpayer or campaign money was used for the hotel stays that the report alleges Stanard booked.

House Chief of Staff Greg Hartley says Stanard, who resigned Tuesday night, was reimbursed for hotel stays in Salt Lake City when Stanard was attending legislative meetings at the state Capitol.

The dates and hotel names correspond with text messages reported in the Daily Mail.