How much Stormy Daniels sting racked up for taxpayers

Not only was the Stormy Daniels Siren’s Gentlemen’s Club raid a total bust, it also racked up quite the tab for taxpayers.

Between drinks, cover charges and tipping, three VICE cops with the Columbus Police Department expended $760.00 to arrest three dancers who were all eventually let off.

Here’s a breakdown of the spending according to NBC4i Investigates:

  • $121.00 on alcoholic beverages.
  • $639.00 on cover charges and tips.


NBC4i Investigate’s Tom Sussi dug back into VICE’s previous investigatory tabs and discovered no other stings came even close to costing as much as Stormy’s.

These two were the closest ones:

  • September 27 2017: VICE spent $290.00 on drinks, cover charges, tips and lap dances.
  • January 20 2018: VICE spent $284.00 on cover, alcohol, and private dances.

NBC4i Investigates also learned the three VICE officers on the Stormy sting each earn $39.70 an hour during the eight-hour shift, totaling a $952.80 wage expense for taxpayers.

The grand total for the Stormy Sting: $1,712.80.


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