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Taxpayers Funding Of Justice Department Extravagance Outlined In Report

September 21, 2011 by  

The audit found that members of the DOJ were paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, all allegedly on the taxpayer's dollar.According to an Office of Inspector General audit, the American taxpayer has been supporting the lavish lifestyles of several key agencies within the government, including the Justice Department (DOJ), The Washington Times reported.

“Some conferences featured costly meals, refreshments and themed breaks that we believe were indicative of wasteful or extravagant spending,” Cynthia A. Schnedar, acting inspector general noted in the audit. The report also noted that the Department “did not adequately attempt to minimize conference costs as required by federal and DOJ guidelines.”

The audit found that members of the DOJ were paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, all allegedly on the taxpayer’s dollar, according to the newspaper.

Along with the extravagance for individuals at lunch and dinner, several conferences and receptions had bills of more than $60,000, NPR reported.

The Associated Press reported that the DOJ has also been found to have spent more than $121 million at 1,832 conferences that were attended in 2008 and 2009.

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