SE MI lawmaker defends using campaign cash at strip club


An undated photo of state Rep. Jewell Jones, D-Inkster, from the Michigan House Democrats.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan lawmaker who spent campaign money at a strip club says it has “great lamb chops.”

Democratic state Rep. Jewell Jones reported spending $221 at the Pantheion Club in Dearborn. Jones says he was there to discuss economic development.

Jones tells The Detroit News in a text message that he has to meet people “where they’re at some times,” and he added that the suburban Detroit club has “great lamb chops.”

Jones also spent about $700 at a Las Vegas restaurant in March. It was described in records as a “dinner meeting with other legislators.”

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