Thousands of adult novelty items, from lingerie to handcuffs, are for sale in an online auction as a result of a failure of a chain of erotic stores to pay state sales, income and withholding taxes. The items – all new and in the original packaging – will be available for inspection Monday at a warehouse in Kansas City’s West Bottoms historic district. The merchandise was seized in July by the Department of Revenue from five adult stores in Kansas City, Kan.; Topeka; Wichita and Junction City. The owner, United Outlets LLC, doing business as Bang, owes the state $163,986. Kansas Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley pounced on the news of the auction Wednesday, accusing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of selling pornography to balance the state budget. “Brownback is so desperate to fill the massive hole in the state budget caused by his reckless income tax cuts that the state of Kansas is now in the porn business,” Hensley said in a news release. [Kansas via BI, earlier]
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