Seized sex toys being auctioned to pay tax bill

Thousands of adult items seized from a Kansas adult store chain are being auctioned off to pay the business' tax bill of more than $160,000.
By Ben Hooper   |   Sept. 25, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An outstanding tax bill for more than $160,000 in Kansas is being paid with the auction of thousands of adult items including sex toys.

Officials confirmed the merchandise, including lingerie, handcuffs and remote-controlled vibrating thongs, was seized from United Outlets LLC, doing business as Bang, when the company was found to owe $163,986 in taxes from stores operating in Topeka, Wichita, Junction City and Kansas City.

The items, being sold at Equip-Bid.com, are being made available for inspection Monday at a Kansas City warehouse.

Kansas Senate Democratic leader Anthony Hensley accused Gov. Sam Brownback of putting Kansas "in the porn business."

However, state Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said the items are not being directly sold by the state. She said the items were released back to the owner of United Outlets LLC, Larry Minkoff, and he agreed to auction them to pay the outstanding tax bill.

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