HUD Secretary Ben Carson has reportedly been cleared of misconduct in the probe into his $31,000 furniture purchase for his office suite.
Carson reportedly purchased the furniture without notifying Congress of the impending purchase. However, he was cleared because he had cancelled the purchase shortly after the story gained traction in the media, creating controversy into the large price.
The decision to replace the office furniture, which had been determined by HUD officials to be in poor condition, was left up to Carson’s wife, who provided “stylistic input.”
“We found no evidence indicating that either Secretary or Mrs. Carson exerted improper influence on any departmental employee in connection with the procurement,” the inspector general report said.