Report finds extravagant spending by Justice Dept.

September 21, 2011 1:29:28 PM PDT
Extravagant and wasteful -- that's how a new report describes conferences held by the Department of Justice and paid for with American tax dollars.

The report finds the department spent $16 each on 250 muffins served during a legal conference. Other expenses include paying $8.24 per cup of coffee and $32 per person on snacks of popcorn and candy bars.

The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General compiled the report, which looked at conferences held in 2008 and 2009.

The department says changes have been made to ensure the problems do not occur again.

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