DALLAS — Under pressure to issue bonds before the end of the year for a $250 million entertainment center amid falling revenue, Irving, Tex., now faces an investigation into questionable expenses by the city’s private partner on the project.

In question is how $2.1 million the city has paid to Las Colinas Group LP has been used. The private partner has reportedly used some of the funds for travel and entertainment, including a $1,561 trip to Las Vegas. Expenses that do not involve construction or design are not allowed under the agreement between Irving and Las Colinas Group.

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