Minneapolis gives up on trying to collect 'Sexpo' sex convention debt

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to write off about $207,000 in debts, largely owed to the convention center, deemed as simply uncollectible. Two of the unpaid invoices are from a pair of sex conventions in 2006. The controversial "Sex and So Much More" event brought porn star Jenna Jameson, wet T-shirt contests and sex toys to the convention center.
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The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to write off about $207,000 in debts, largely owed to the convention center, deemed as simply uncollectible. Two of the unpaid invoices are from a pair of sex conventions in 2006. The controversial "Sex and So Much More" event brought porn star Jenna Jameson, wet T-shirt contests and sex toys to the convention center.

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