Lawmaker: Hurricane aid spent on jewelry, erotica an ‘affront’

Posted on June 15, 2006 

Lawmaker: Hurricane aid spent on jewelry, erotica an ‘affront’

Lawmakers expressed outrage Wednesday over a federal audit report that debit cards handed out to hurricane victims last year were used to buy such items as a $200 bottle of champagne from Hooters and $300 worth of “Girls Gone Wild” videos.

The cards — given to people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — also bought diamond jewelry and a vacation in the Dominican Republic, according to the Government Accountability Office audit.

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