The $371 excess payment for the meals of Zee Patel - buyer and general manager for the Bits of Lace lingerie store - came during a trip financed by the American Enterprise Institute. House rules allow travelers to bring a guest, but only one. The unmarried Scott also brought his mother. Scott told The Post that he had intended to pay back the funds but was waiting on an invoice from AEI.
The congressman described Patel as a "family friend".