Unjustified? $16 Muffins Lead To Review Of Meeting Expenses at Justice Dept.

government meeting expenses evaluated after $16 muffins
government meeting expenses evaluated after $16 muffins

By JoAnne Allen

President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered federal agencies to review expenses for conferences after an embarrassing report revealed that the Justice Department served $16 muffins at a 2009 gathering.

Office of Management and Budget chief Jack Lew directed agency heads to conduct a thorough review of how taxpayer dollars are being spent on conferences.