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Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz's Scottsdale Mansion Is Source of Political Trouble

Sam Katz, the longtime mayor of Winnipeg, Canada, has a mansion in Scottsdale that keeps getting him in trouble.

Katz has been raked by Canadian media in the past couple of days over reports that he collected two $600 tax credits for the home because it was listed incorrectly in Arizona as his primary residence.

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His office said the title company or the Maricopa County Assessor's Office were responsible for the mistake. A representative with the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, Robert Pizorno, told the news media that the county would seek the return of the tax-credit money.

Katz, who's been mayor of Winnipeg since 2004, often spends time in Arizona -- though he declines to say how much.

He bought the 4,400-square-foot Scottsdale house in 2012 from the sister-in-law of a Winnipeg developer -- a move that also sparked controversy.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.