Hotel: Fruit And Drinks Came With Those ‘$16 Muffins’

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September 23, 2011 6:20 a.m.

Those alleged $16 muffins everyone is up in arms about? Turns out they came with fruit and drinks.

Pete Yost of the Associated Press reports that Hilton Worldwide, which manages the Capital Hilton where the 2009 legal conference mentioned in the Justice Department’s Inspector General report took place, says the breakfast “included fresh fruit, coffee, juice, muffins, tax and gratuity, for an inclusive price of $16 per person.”“Dining receipts are often abbreviated and do not reflect the full pre-contracted menu and service provided, as is the case with recent media reports of breakfast items approved for some government meetings,” Hilton’s statement said.

Sen. Chuck Grassley on Thursday said he wanted to see “heads roll” over the muffins.

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