Skip to comments.Pressure Builds for 'Thorough' Review of ACORN Activities, Grants
Posted on 09/16/2009 8:34:35 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
House Minority Leader John Boehner introduced legislation Tuesday that would break all federal government ties with ACORN, and Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder requesting an investigation by the Justice Department
House Minority Leader John Boehner introduced legislation Tuesday that would break all federal government ties with ACORN -- the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
And Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder requesting an investigation by the Justice Department. He cited reports that ACORN may "have been engaged in illegal activity" by aiding and abetting tax evasion, prostitution, human trafficking, fraud and conspiracy. The Justice Department did not immediately comment on Johanns' letter.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Great start, but he had better add “and subsidiaries and spin offs” if we have any hope of killing this evil gorgon.
Smith wants FBI investigation into ACORN
When (if at all) will AG Holder respond?
Will the dims cry “RACISM?
They’re wasting their time asking an obamessiah lap-dog for a thorough review of “acorn”’s activities.
I have always said that ACORN needs dismantled and completely exposed before anything muchless future elections.
...Jon Stewart on ACORN and the MSM media blackout
Two brave souls against the goons of the world. When liberal comics start jumping ship, it's over....
Do bears crap in the woods ?
News release: Eric Holder will appoint Van Jones as a special investigator into Acorn. Jimmy Carter will certify what ever Van Jones uncovers. The investigation is expected to take at least 3 years and 4 months and cost taxpayers 8.5 billion dollars... /s
This report was released July 23 and the full report is available as a PDF at the link below:
COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM
U.S. House of Representatives
Report: Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?
July 23, 2009
WASHINGTON. D.C. A report released today by Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), the Ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, presents evidence that ACORN has evaded taxes, obstructed justice, engaged in racketeering, and created a conspiracy to defraud the United States.
This report is a comprehensive and substantive examination of an organization that has operated in secrecy and outside the law, Issa, also a member of the House Judiciary Committee said. There are number of legitimate questions raised about the political activities and organizational structure of ACORN. This report is about getting to the truth and when there are significant accusations and questions outstanding regarding an organization that has benefited from millions of taxpayer dollars, those questions should be answered and the truth should be brought to light.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud, according to the reports executive summary. 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. Emerging accounts of widespread deceit and corruption raise the need for a criminal investigation of ACORN.
The report includes significant new information about wrongdoing brought to the attention of committee investigators by ACORN whistleblowers.
Highlighted in the report:
* ACORN has evaded taxes, obstructed justice, engaged in self dealing, and aided and abetted a cover-up of the $948.607.50 embezzlement by Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke.
* ACORN has committed investment fraud, deprived the public of its right to honest services, and engaged in a racketeering enterprise affecting interstate commerce.
* ACORN has committed a conspiracy to defraud the United States by using taxpayer funds for partisan political activities.
* ACORN has submitted false filings to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor, in addition to violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
* ACORN falsified and concealed facts concerning an illegal transaction between related parties in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
It is outrageous that ACORN will be rewarded for its criminal acts by taxpayer money in the stimulus and is being asked to help with the U.S. census, said Rep. Issa. This report shines a light on clear criminal conduct and it is abundantly clear that they cannot and should not be trusted with taxpayer dollars.
This is a campaign issue now.
This will cost some Democrats their jobs next year.
It could also hurt the “Acorn in Chief” in a few years.
What divides our country has nothing to do with skin color or religion.
You are either an AMERICAN, or you are a SCAMERICAN.
...Jon Stewart on ACORN and the MSM media blackout
Two brave souls against the goons of the world.
When liberal comics start jumping ship, the jig is up.
A kind letter as citizens to AG Holder, demanding ACORN be investigated...
"Get your pencils and paper ready. Today. we're going to learn how to use HUD federal funds to open a brothel
utilizing underage children imported from the Third World. And when I become president, this will all be legal."
Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?
09/15/2009 6:39:45 PM PDT · by rob777 · 28 replies · 551+ views
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ^ | July 20th 2009 | Committee Staff
Congressional Report: Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?
09/15/2009 5:08:36 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 10 replies · 471+ views
The Patriot Room ^ | September 15, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?
09/12/2009 5:07:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies · 1,073+ views
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ^ | 07/20/2009 | Darrell Issa (CA-49)
So, what’s Nancy doing?
The obamessiah’s administration will NOT be trying to get to the bottom of ANYTHING related to this issue. Others will try, but not him, and not his worshippers.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.