Hilton explains Justice Department's '$16 muffins'
September 23rd, 2011
08:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Hilton explains Justice Department's '$16 muffins'

Washington (CNN) - Stung by an audit report this week that highlighted "$16 muffins" at a conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, the hotel chain is fighting back, insisting the pricey pastries were not that expensive.

Hilton Worldwide responded to the much-publicized cost of the muffins, disputing the $16 per muffin charge cited by the Justice Inspector General in an audit of costs incurred at Justice Department conferences in 2008 and 2009.

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  1. Conrack

    Another red herring story that is siezed upon by the GOP and cable news in order to deflect attention from the real issue, which is why the GOP is not supporting the Jobs bill and why is the American public letting them get away with it.

    September 23, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Oh right. Like someone made a "mistake"?

    I doubt it. Forty years ago, the military was paying $120. for an allen wrench, that at the time would have cost less than a buck, in a hardware store. True story.

    September 23, 2011 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  3. RonPaul2012

    I'd say that's a great place to start making much needed spending cuts!

    September 24, 2011 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  4. kat

    Yea, Right, It's our money dumby... While people are suffering and out of work these elite politicians see it fit to splurge and dine on $16. muffins. You all are a disgrace. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, God help you find peace.

    September 24, 2011 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  5. GI Joe

    Quick, someone. Underbid the provider of those muffins by $1 and make a fortune off our Justice Department. They get their's from corporations (people).

    September 24, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |