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Ex-fundraiser repays UNC-Chapel Hill travel costs

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EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A former billion-dollar fundraiser and star quarterback 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 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. UNC-Chapel Hill did not respond Tuesday to requests by The Associated Press to provide a copy of the audit.

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