D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan has accused Miracle Hands, an HIV/AIDS service provider in Washington, DC that is owned by Cornell Jones, of spending nearly $300,000 in federal tax dollars to open a strip club.
According to the Washington Examiner, Cornell Jones “is a self-described former D.C. drug kingpin with convictions for narcotics distribution on his record.”
The lawsuit claims that the agency requested the funds to renovate a warehouse for use as a resident job training center for HIV-Positive individuals.
Funding for the renovation of the Queens Chapel Road warehouse was released in 2005, continued in 2006 and in April of 2007 Miracle Hands received an additional $139,000 to complete the renovations. The warehouse at 2127 Queens Chapel Road NE, opened as the Stadium Club in early 2010.