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Nikki Haley was strapped with up to $1 million in debt at time of her resignation: report

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Outgoing United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley had hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt by the time she announced her surprise resignation Tuesday.

Charleston, South Carolina’s Post and Courier reported that Haley owed between $525,000 to about $1.1 million in 2017 per federal ethics disclosures.

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Since 2016, the former South Carolina governor owed $25,000 to $65,000 on credit cards and took out a line of credit worth $500,000, along with listing a mortgage worth $250,000.

On the disclosure reports, Haley listed that she made $10,000 per her governor’s salary before being confirmed as UN ambassador — but did not list the $180,000 annual salary that she made from that position.

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