Ben Chavis Subpoenaed By NY Lobbying Commission

Minister Benjamin Chavis was subpoenaed by the

state Lobbying Commission, seeking to find out how $300,000 in funds were spent,

in an effort to change New York’s Rockefeller drug laws.

According to the New York Post, the subpoena

was issued after talks between the commission’s executive director David Grandeau

and a lawyer for Simmons and Chavis failed.

Chavis, who heads up the non-profit Hip-Hop Summit

Action Network, denied any wrong doing.

"The fact is, we have not engaged in lobbying

at all, but have worked to raise public awareness about the unfairness of the

Rockefeller drug law," Chavis said in a statement.

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