Hooters Picks Up Tab for Champagne Charged to FEMA It may be a drop in the ocean, but the government will get back some of the money allegedly wasted after Hurricane Katrina. Congressional auditors say recipients of federally issued credit cards spent $1.4 billion dollars on dubious pursuits, including Caribbean vacations, pro football tickets... and $200 for a bottle of champagne at Hooters. The restaurant chain has offered to reimburse FEMA for the bubbly.
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Hooters Picks Up Tab for Champagne Charged to FEMA

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The government will get back some of the money allegedly wasted after Hurricane Katrina. Congressional auditors tracked the spending of relief funds. $1.4 billion dollars were blown on Caribbean vacations, pro football tickets, and $200 for a bottle of champagne at Hooters. The last expenditure is the one that's coming back. The restaurant chain has offered to reimburse FEMA for alcohol and FEMA says it will be happy to accept the check.

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