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APNewsBreak: Donor says he offered US Senate internship auctioned to 'Girls Gone Wild' founder
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ' A member of a Los Angeles temple says he offered an internship to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's office without the lawmaker's permission in an auction that the founder of "Girls Gone Wild" said he won.
Chad Brownstein informed the Arkansas Democrat on Thursday in a letter Brownstein provided to The Associated Press. Pryor asked the FBI a day earlier to investigate who offered his internship in the auction benefiting the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis says he won the internship in the auction and planned to include it in a prize package for a "hottest girl" TV show. The temple has returned his money.
Brownstein, who has donated to Pryor's campaign, says he'd suggested putting the internship up for auction but didn't realize it'd be posted.