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Iowa State president apologizes, reimburses for more flights

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Iowa State University President Steven Leath has apologized and is paying back the school for several flights in which he used university airplanes for personal business.
   Leath said Monday that he has reimbursed the university for his flight training. He said he can see how those flights would be considered a "personal benefit."
   Leath says that he has also reimbursed the school for the costs of three trips to Minnesota for medical appointments in Rochester.
   He says that he's also paid back costs related to taking his brother and sister-in-law to an NCAA basketball tournament game in a school plane in 2014.
   Leath says he's sorry for not using better judgment. His comments came after the Iowa Board of Regents received an audit on his plane use.
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