Sheehy Pays Back $500 For Calls

By: WOWT, The Associated Press Email
By: WOWT, The Associated Press Email

Former Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy has reimbursed the state $500 for thousands of calls to four women on his state-issued cellphone.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday that Sheehy wrote a $500 check to the state on February 25th and that the money was credited to the Nebraska Lieutenant Governor's office.

After Sheehy’s resignation, Heineman confirmed that Sheehy had an unlimited cellphone plan, so the account was not charged for the minutes unrelated to government business.

Sheehy, a Republican, had been an early front-runner in the 2014 race for governor when he resigned in early February once the scandal came to light. An open records request turned up more than 2,000 telephone calls Sheehy had with four women who were not his wife. Sheehy's wife filed for divorce in 2012 and the divorce became final on April 30th.

Sheehy could not be reached Wednesday for comment.

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