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Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ^ | 07/20/2009 | Darrell Issa (CA-49)

Posted on 09/12/2009 5:07:02 AM PDT by EBH

A July 2009 congressional report -- titled “Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?” -- accused ACORN of massive fraud, money laundering, and racketeering directed from the highest levels of the organization's management.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; change; communists; corruption; marxists; obama; organizedcrime; rico
The link should go to the 88 page pdf file on ACORN. I found this link through the DiscovertheNetwork site.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6968

Admin, I hope this is Ok the way it is posted. The information contained in this pdf file report by the House of Representatives is important. If I posted this incorrectly, mail me on how it should be posted. Thanks.

1 posted on 09/12/2009 5:07:03 AM PDT by EBH
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2 posted on 09/12/2009 5:08:59 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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It isn’t “structured” as a criminal enterprise. It IS a criminal enterprise and form follows function.


3 posted on 09/12/2009 5:09:19 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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4 posted on 09/12/2009 5:10:44 AM PDT by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: EBH
Ain't nuthin goin on round here but da monny!


5 posted on 09/12/2009 5:11:29 AM PDT by Dallas59
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6 posted on 09/12/2009 5:12:48 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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” ACORN of massive fraud, money laundering, and racketeering directed from the highest levels of the organization’s management. “

That would make Congress guilty of ‘Criminal Facilitation’...

just sayin’...


7 posted on 09/12/2009 5:13:21 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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8 posted on 09/12/2009 5:13:38 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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To: EBH

RICO....they need to be RICO’ed!!


10 posted on 09/12/2009 5:17:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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11 posted on 09/12/2009 5:18:10 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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Ping!


12 posted on 09/12/2009 5:19:35 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?

YES.


13 posted on 09/12/2009 5:20:08 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: Dallas59
Join da Navy, yo, yo, yo.
14 posted on 09/12/2009 5:20:42 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: EBH
I want to know: Does ACORN hire any "white folk"?

ML/NJ

15 posted on 09/12/2009 5:28:53 AM PDT by ml/nj
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16 posted on 09/12/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: EBH
“Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?”

Yes.

17 posted on 09/12/2009 5:45:48 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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YES, if you believe the ACORN Report issued by the House of Representatives.
http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090723ACORNReport.pdf


18 posted on 09/12/2009 5:53:58 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama's New New Deal = The Raw Deal)
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Thanks for posting. I'm just stunned to see any Congressional Committee doing this investigation. How did the Dems fail to quash it?

You don't have to read very long to get the answer to the the question posed in the title. The second sentence of the first paragraph of the Executive Summary says it all...

Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate.

This is LONG overdue. I am just furious that our tax money supports this subversion of our government.

19 posted on 09/12/2009 6:01:01 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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I was stunned too, to find a recent congressional report has been completed. The question is ...now what?

We have Glenn Beck leaking tapes etc. to the media. He said this was bigger than Watergate. Based on what I read in the report, yeah, he is correct.

This is as they say around here, hugh & series.


20 posted on 09/12/2009 6:05:13 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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> I was stunned too, to find a recent congressional report has been completed.
The ACORN Report is 2 months old. Completed, YES, Ignored YES. Congress is completely ignoring it. What did we expect, they’re all in this criminal conspiracy together, Democrats and RINO alike.


21 posted on 09/12/2009 6:10:45 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama's New New Deal = The Raw Deal)
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This report needs to go viral.


22 posted on 09/12/2009 6:14:14 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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So long as ACORN’s primary activity is promoting social welfare, their lawful participation in campaign activity does not affect their 501(c)(4) status.

However, according to ACORN’s 2005-2007 Strategic Plan, ACORN might be in every respect a political organization:

"But just as important as our organizations’ role in mobilizing existing progressive voters, ACORN and similar groups actually create new progressive voters. We reach out to people who are perhaps apolitical, or whose connection to politics is mediated through right-wing media, and their experiences in organizations like ACORN turn them into politically engaged citizens who cast their votes based on what they learn through their work with the organization. They join a campaign to increase the minimum wage, or to win more affordable housing, or to end predatory financial practices – and they find out which political leaders are on their side on these issues, and which ones aren’t. Candidates who purport to stand with low and moderate income voters by promoting tax cuts and so-called “family values” are then measured against a different yardstick – and are caught short when voters realize they are really standing with the corporate interests. In summary, groups like ACORN are creating an expanded progressive electorate." (Source: ACORN Strategic Plan at (Apr. 2005) at 1 (ACORN-00278))

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FINDING:

Lobbying is a substantial part of what ACORN does. It has endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Representative Albert Wynn (D-MD), and Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD).

ACORN keeps donor records from the Clinton, Kerry and Obama campaigns with the intent to engage in prohibited communications.

ACORN receives federal funding yet engages in improper lobbying. ACORN and its nonprofit affiliates do not have separate accounts.

Neither ACORN nor any of its affiliates have properly reported their political activities to the IRS. These harms fly under the legal radar because the IRS rarely checks for compliance. The “no substantial part” test is rarely enforced and the accounts of ACORN and its affiliates are illegally commingled.


23 posted on 09/12/2009 6:18:05 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: EBH

“This is as they say around here, hugh & series.”

Power to the epople!


24 posted on 09/12/2009 6:18:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: EBH

Yup, I agree. It’s been largely ignored for 2 months. The Democrats are good at ignoring what’s important.


25 posted on 09/12/2009 6:23:39 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama's New New Deal = The Raw Deal)
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To: Bryanw92

It isn’t “structured” as a criminal enterprise.

Nope, It is an Oblabba sponsered (government funded) criminal enterprise. Another first for the Marxist In Chief.


26 posted on 09/12/2009 7:57:00 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Government the Culture of Corruption)
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To: Dallas59

VELVET SUIT AND HAT w/ "BLING": $300

FILING OF FRAUDLENT TAX DOCUMENTS AND APPLICAPTION
FOR TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZED LOW-INTEREST LOANS AND
MORTGAGEs: $500 in illegally solicited ACORN
membership, seminar fees and "contributions"

TACTIC PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT FOR PIMPING SALVADORAN
TEENS: priceless

27 posted on 09/12/2009 8:37:12 AM PDT by Stultis (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia; Democrats always opposed waterboarding as torture)
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bttt


28 posted on 09/12/2009 3:00:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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