Instead, as The Associated Press writes, Hilton says muffins were part of a breakfast that "included fresh fruit, coffee, juice, muffins, tax and gratuity, for an inclusive price of $16 per person." It adds that "abbreviated" dining receipts reviewed by the IG may not have reflected "the full pre-contracted menu and service provided."
A spokesman for the IG's office, Jay Lerner, told the AP that "we stand by our report."
As we reported Wednesday, the IG's report covered spending in the last years of the George W. Bush administration and the first year of the Obama administration. And, Justice says it has already instituted reforms and reduced spending on conferences.