Its nice to have friends in high places.
Since taking office in January 2008, District 3 Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos has paid more than $18,000 in taxpayer money to a longtime family friend's cleaning business — for catering, not housekeeping.
She also recently paid back hundreds of dollars in city-funded reimbursements that Ramos received using receipts from purchases of meals and supplies from her campaign account.
The purchases, on more than a dozen occasions, are documented on both her campaign finance reports and city reimbursement forms.
But it's the catering issue that has led to an investigation by the city attorney's office.
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