California consultant to return $2K to RNC for trip to risque club

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: An RNC spokesperson confirms that Brown will reimburse the committee for the expenses. The committee says he wasn't working for it in any capacity, which raises questions about how he had access to the account.

The person who expensed a nearly $2,000 meal on the Republican National Committee's (RNC) dime at a risque Los Angeles club has been identified as Erik Brown.

The RNC's Federal Election Commission (FEC) report from February shows an expense for $1,946.25 at Voyeur West Hollywood, a popular club featuring simulated bondage and nudity. Brown's is the name listed alongside the expense.

Brown is a consultant at Dynamic Marketing, Inc., in Orange County, Calif. The firm also has a Washington, D.C. office. It's website is currently under construction.

Reports on Monday pointed to a Twitter page on which Brown mentioned attending a sporting event with RNC Chairman Michael Steele. The Twitter page appears to have been taken down.

A profile of Brown on another website describes him as Chief Executive Officer at DMI. He is actively involved in a number of conservative groups and his church's ministry.

Brown did not immediately comment.

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