- Feb 10, 2005
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- Montgomery, Al
Topless bar funded with federal AIDS money
Law Enforcement Examiner
September 2, 2011
The city that allowed a councilman to blow $300,000 -- that was supposed to fund youth sports -- on personal travel and a luxury sports utility vehicle, has now spent federal AIDS prevention money on a strip club built by a drug trafficker in Washington, D.C.
The AIDS money -- around $330,000 -- that helped transform a rundown warehouse into a nude bar went to a nonprofit organization operated by a self-described drug kingpin, named Cornell Jones, who is a convicted felon.
"The compassionate Democrats in the District of Columbia took money that was earmarked for the sick and dying and gave it to a convicted felon to build a bar with exotic dancers," according to a report from a non-profit, public-interest group.
The Miracle Hands, a supposed charity, was supposed to make the facility a job training center for residents suffering from HIV and AIDS.