Bondage Club Patron ID'd as RNC Member, Not Steele
Erik Brown will return $2K reimbursement
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 4:03 PM CDT
An RNC member will reimburse the committee for nearly $2,000 in expenses racked up at Voyeur West Hollywood, a fetish club.   (?LUNARIX-PIX)

(Newser) – The Republican Party official reimbursed for nearly $2,000 spent at an LA fetish club was a member of the RNC, not committee chair Michael Steele. The mystery patron who hit up the RNC for the $1,946 he spent at Voyeur West Hollywood is marketing exec Erik Brown, reports the Hill. "The chairman was never at the location in question; he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable," says an RNC spokesman.