Saturday, February 04, 2012

Lawsuit nails Republicans for skipped out on the $227,872 hotel bill

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CN) - The Southern Republican Leadership Conference booked nearly every room in the Charleston Place hotel for the Republican primary in January, and then skipped out on the $227,872 bill, the luxury venue claims in the city's court of common pleas.
Charleston Place says the January 19-22, 2012, reservation was made 10 months in advance, and that South Carolina political operative Robert C. Cahaly signed the agreement. The contract was allegedly amended with one month to spare on Dec. 20, 2011.
Under the terms of the contract, the hotel was to provide the Republican guests with rooms, food, beverage and other services, according to the complaint. Payment of all outstanding charges was to be made at the conclusion of the conference, the hotel says.
"Plaintiff has made demand upon the defendants for payment of this balance but the defendants have refused to pay," according to the complaint.

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