Skip to comments.Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?
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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It isn’t “structured” as a criminal enterprise. It IS a criminal enterprise and form follows function.
” 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’...
RICO....they need to be RICO’ed!!
Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?
YES, if you believe the ACORN Report issued by the House of Representatives.
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.
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.
> 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.
This report needs to go viral.
However, according to ACORNs 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 arent. 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))
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.
“This is as they say around here, hugh & series.”
Power to the epople!
Yup, I agree. It’s been largely ignored for 2 months. The Democrats are good at ignoring what’s important.
It isnt structured as a criminal enterprise.
Nope, It is an Oblabba sponsered (government funded) criminal enterprise. Another first for the Marxist In Chief.
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