Adam Clayton Powell took campaign cash from ex-con who owns strip club

Powell said he called the club owner "two or three times" to thank him for the donation. He said the man never asked him for favors and only discussed business in passing...

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From:The Daily News

The leading contender to dethrone Rep. Charles Rangel took thousands in campaign cash from an ex-con Wall Streeter who owns a notorious Bronx strip club.

Asked about the donations on Wednesday, Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell 4th told the Daily News he would return the money.

But Powell had trouble keeping his story straight on what he knew about Konstantine (Gus) Drakopoulos and the Sin City Cabaret when he accepted the cash.

“Wow,” Powell repeated six times after he was told Drakopoulos pleaded guilty to insider trading in 2002 and was recently slapped with a racial and sexual harassment suit by dancers at his club.

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