Mr. Edwards attributed these charges to activities related to the Broad Prize announcement, which took place on October 19, 2010.
|Charges by MCPS Chief of Staff Brian Edwards to his MCPS-issued American Express Card|
Based on the information in the expense log, it isn't certain exactly how many people were fed with $362.86 of taxpayer money. But even if Mr. Edwards covered the meals for 10 people, we have to wonder why Mr. Edwards is using his MCPS-issued American Express card to pay for meals other than his own.
Mr. Edwards did not respond to repeated requests for the names of the people whose dinners were covered by the $362.86 charge.
In addition, the accounting for the $323.65 Sheraton charge is problematic. If this charge is for lodging, Mr. Edwards should have listed "lodging" on the expense log, instead of "Broad Prize Announcement Activities." Exactly what "activities" did Mr. Edwards purchase at the Sheraton for $323.65?