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Ex-fundraiser repays UNC-Chapel Hill travel costs

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A former billion-dollar fundraiser at North Carolina’s flagship public university says he’s repaid the school more than $16,000 in questioned travel expenses with a paramour that cost him his job.

Matt Kupec said in a statement Tuesday that the mother of former Tar Heels basketball star Tyler Hansbrough didn’t know he wasn’t reimbursing their travel costs.

Kupec and Tami Hansbrough last month resigned their highly paid fundraising jobs after questions about spending on trips they took, including some to watch Hansbrough’s younger son Ben play basketball for Notre Dame in 2011.

Kupec said a new university audit found he was responsible for travel and other expenses worth $16,580. The UNC-Chapel Hill audit puts Kupec’s debt at nearly $400 higher, but says he’s paid it all.

Source: The Associated Press