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DOJ Watchdog Blasts $16 Muffins, High-End Food Spending

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As the federal government tries to cut its deficit, a new report from the Justice Department’s watchdog found some old spending habits die hard.

“We found the Department (of Justice) spent $16 on each of the 250 muffins served at an August 2009 legal conference in Washington,” said an inspector general report.

In a 148-page report released Tuesday inspector general found the DOJ spent $121 million on conferences in fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

During a conference at the Capital Hilton Hotel, the DOJ served the expensive muffins. Cookies and brownies cost $10 each, the report said.

At another conference, the DOJ spent $32 per person on Cracker Jack snacks, popcorn, and candy bars. One cup of coffee cost $8.24 per cup, the report said.

Click here to read the full report.

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