AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Documents obtained by the Legislature’s finance oversight office show details of how more than $200,000 in expenses were billed to the Maine Turnpike between 2005 and 2008.

Maine Today Media newspapers says that expense reports by former Executive Director Paul Violette are included in documents in the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability.

Violette is scheduled to appear before the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee on Friday. His attorney, Peter DeTroy, says Violette will probably invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to answer questions.

Documents were collected by the government accountability office as it reviewed turnpike finances last year.

In some cases, the description of Violette’s expenses is vague, listing only the date, location and amount. In others, only Violette is identified.


Information from: Portland Press Herald,

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