U.S.Treasury looking into private plane flight by top official

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WASHINGTON The Treasury Department's inspector general is looking into a trip a top Treasury official took on a plane owned by a wealthy hedge fund operator.

Eli Miller, chief of staff for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, flew with Nelson Peltz, a founding partner in Trian Fund Management, on a trip to Palm Beach, Florida earlier this year.

Treasury confirmed the trip but said that Miller had gotten clearance to take the flight. Rich Delmar, counsel to the department's inspector general, says that the IG's office was looking into the travel, which was first reported by The Washington Post.

. The issue has already cost one Cabinet member his job.