OK, it's not charter jet travel, but it smacks of the same sort of attitude. The Hope Star reports
that Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse
got into hot water for getting the county to buy him a new $65,000 truck (more than $66,000 counting bed cover and mats) and then using it for a personal vacation to Yellowstone.
Called down by a member of the Quorum Court, Morse first defended use
of the truck as legal since he paid for gas. But then he reversed course. He issued a letter apologizing for a "grave indiscretion in judgment." He's written a check reimbursing the county at the standard IRS rate. He said, in part:
I know my decision may be the end of my service, but if that is the will of the citizens of Hempstead County and the good Lord, then I accept those consequences.