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PT senator bills state 700,000 for hair color treatments

Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican senator who is seeking an electoral position is under scrutiny for charging the state more than 700,000 peso in hair dyes.

The charges came to light after the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) requested state financial documents for the 2016-2017 period.

INAI has revealed that the Senator of the Labor Party, Layda Sansores, who is seeking the position of mayor of Alvaro Obregon, charged hair dyes, clothing, shoes, furniture and food, among other items not related to her job.

They say that during that period, Sansores billed the state 700,000 peso in hair color treatments. During the month of November, she also expensed 59,731 peso for supermarket shopping that included 6,610 peso for 12 kilos of Norwegian cod and 2 kilos of serrano ham.

She was also reimbursed more than 56,000 peso for makeup, jewelry, bags and toys for her grandchildren in December of 2016. INAI says one of the expense items she was reimbursed for was 4,490 peso for a Truly Me doll and accessories.

They say Sansores also billed thousands for designer clothes, silk scarves, 288,000 peso for linens, a 32,900 peso coffee machine and a 15,000 peso blender.

Layda Sansores is a PT senator and candidate for mayor of Álvaro Obregón for the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition.