May 17, 2011 5:34 PM by Gene Cotton

Gingriches owed as much as $500k to Tiffany's

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich's family at one point owed as much as a half million dollars to luxury jeweler Tiffany's.

Financial disclosures filed by Callista Gingrich show she or her husband also owed as much as $50,000 to American Express. Callista Gingrich, who worked as an aide in the U.S. House until 2007, was required to disclose debts of more than $10,000 and the rules allow reporting of a broad range of figures.

A spokesman to Gingrich, a former House speaker who left office in 1999, did not immediately respond to questions about the publicly available ethics reports. The most recent report on file from 2006 says the couple had between $1 and $2.5 million in assets.

The disclosure forms were first reported by Politico.



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