Pine Bluff Legislator Seeks Review of Group's Finances

February 25, 2006 - Posted at 12:54 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ A member of the Arkansas Legislative Black

Caucus has asked state auditors to review the books of the caucus

and an affiliated nonprofit, the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus


State Representative Booker T- Clemons of Pine Bluff says he is

concerned about what happened to money raised at a foundation gala

on March 20th, 2004.

Seats sold for as much as 100 dollars a plate and proceeds were

to go to the William H- Townsend Scholarship Fund. Clemons said no

scholarships have been awarded.

Caucus executive director Vivian Flowers says one scholarship

for 600 dollars was awarded in November.

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