FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Delegate David Ramadan, (R) Loudoun and Prince William Counties, did not report a trip to Taiwan as a gift even though the trip was paid for by the government of Taiwan.
He posted a picture on his Facebook page of himself and four other Virginia lawmakers on the Taiwan trip. Ramadan also blogged and Tweeted about the trip. But, on his gift reporting form, he does not list the $4,000 trip.
"The Department of Commerce set up meetings for me with manufacturers...and I went there to create jobs for Virginia. This was not a gift," said Ramadan.
Delegate Kathy Byron (R ) Lynchburg, who is standing next to Ramadan in the photo, also did not report the trip, but the two other lawmakers who went on the trip did report it.