Hilton Denies It Overcharged DOJ For Muffins

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Hilton Worldwide hosted a legal training conference for the Justice Department. News reports cited the department's inspector general saying Hilton billed the government $16 for each muffin. The company says its receipts were misinterpreted. Hilton says the price included fruit, a drink, tax and tips.

STEVE INSKEEP: Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Hilton Worldwide is denying accusations that it overcharged taxpayers for muffins. The company hosted a legal training conference for the Justice Department. News reports cited the department's inspector general saying Hilton billed the government $16 a piece for muffins. Now the company says its receipts were misinterpreted. Hilton says for $16 people also received fresh fruit, coffee, tea, soft drinks, tax and tips. It's MORNING EDITION.

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