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GOP aides: ACORN misusing contributions
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/09 | Ben Feller - ap

Posted on 09/24/2009 4:46:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The embattled community activist group ACORN appears to be collecting charitable contributions through affiliate organizations that it then uses for impermissible lobbying and political activity, says the Republican staff of the Senate Finance Committee.

The assessment, in a memo to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, further fuels the controversy surrounding ACORN, formally known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

The GOP staff memo says ACORN-affiliated charities are being used to raise money which is then funneled to other charities or other organizations for purposes other than what a donor may have intended.

In response, ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis called the allegations "politically motivated, false and part of a long-standing campaign against this grass-roots organization carried out by partisan right-wing conservatives."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; aides; berthalewis; contributions; gop; misusing; rico; taxfraud; wirefraud
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To: NormsRevenge

So, SUE ACORN!

They like to sue people, give them a taste of their own medicine. Death from a thousand lawsuits...


21 posted on 09/24/2009 9:45:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Liz

Ping


22 posted on 09/25/2009 5:39:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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