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De Blasio not reimbursing city

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP photo) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for most of his personal travels that involve his security detail.

"We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio.

The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses.

Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.

The Wall Street Journal looked into just how often Hizzoner paid for his own transportation and found the answer was not often.

Taxpayers have to foot the bill for $2.50 subway rides and gas on personal, out-of-state weekend trips, most of the time, according to the WSJ.

While not illegal, past mayors have reimbursed the city particularly for personal get-aways.

A spokesperson for the mayor told the paper it's appropriate for the city to pickup the cost for the mayor while on official city business.

The de Blasio family was chauffeured around Italy on their recent vacation in a white, SUV Mercedes Benz. The city paid the bill. The de Blasios paid for the trip itself.

Mayor de Blasio routinely takes the subway to City Hall from Gracie Mansion.

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