06/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Neil Alpert, Michael Steele RNC Aide, Misspent $70,000 Of DC Baseball Groups' Funds, According To Report

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele -- who really can't afford another 'holy ----" story after a GOP staffer dropped $1,900 at a lesbian-bondage themed Hollywood club and a top conservative called for an RNC donor boycott--has hired a new "special assistant for finance."

Although described by many as a smart, gifted and glib fundraiser, Neil S. Alpert, 31, who began work on March 29, probably won't do much to burnish Steele's image as a money manager.

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