A personal aircraft owned by McCaskill and her husband originally became a liability because of its political use on the public dollar.
“We discovered, because of the public records that are available, that there was one flight taken for purely political purposes,” she said. “Clearly the money had already been paid back but I acknowledged at the time that this was a big mistake.”
Monday in a press conference call Mccaskill admitted that almost three hundred thousand dollars in personal property tax on the plane had also not been paid.
“There should have been a reporting to the county of the existence of this airplane since it has been hangared in St. Louis County. Because it was never declared to the county there was never a bill sent and there was never a bill paid.”
Senator McCaskill said in Monday’s call that taxes will be paid from 2007 forward on the aircraft and then it will be sold.