Skip to comments.Local ACORN trial delayed until November
Posted on 05/20/2010 10:10:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
The Nevada trial of the national grassroots organizing group ACORN has been postponed.
ACORN and co-defendant Amy Busefink are now scheduled to stand trial beginning Nov. 26 in front of District Court Judge Donald Mosley. A July trial date was vacated during a Wednesday hearing.
The Nevada attorney generals office has charged ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and Busefink, a regional manager for Project Vote, a group that worked with ACORN during the 2008 election season, with 13 felony counts related to allegations about the use of cash incentives as a motivation for workers to register more voters.
Busefink, as a manager, is alleged to have approved of the bonuses. If convicted of the charges, she likely would face probation. ACORN could see a $5,000 fine.
Attorneys for ACORN and Busefink have maintained that their clients are innocent.
Attorney Lisa Rasmussen, who represents ACORN, said the delay was discussed in chambers and mutually agreed upon to give the group time to sort out its financial problems.
Tying money to or setting quotas for collecting voter registration cards is illegal under Nevada law.
Last year, former ACORN field director Christopher Edwards pleaded guilty to two gross misdemeanors in connection with the case. He was sentenced to three years of probation and will testify during the trial.
Hmmmm. Wonder what else is happening in November..?
Bishop says he signed up for automatic monthly payments several years ago, payments that continued being withdrawn after ACORN’s collapse.
ACORN closed state offices across the country after public backlash and a loss of government funding following the posting of a video on a conservative website that appeared to show ACORN employees advising a couple, posing as a pimp and a prostitute, on how to disguise their work for tax purposes.
The organization had previously been criticized over allegations of voter fraud.
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"With the New Partys rise and its entanglements with ACORN [Association of Community Organizers For Reform Now] came the rise of Barack Obama. According to Stanley Kurtz, Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960s New Left, with a 1960s-bred agenda of anti-capitalism to match. And Barack Obama was ACORNs lawyer."
From Obama's official website:
When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, "I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.
Uh huh, waaaay after election day.
Oh, come on now. How dare you suggest that this trial was pushed back until AFTER the elections on purpose?
You must be one of the right-wing extremist who sees a conspiracy under every rock in which a slithering snake DEMO-RAT lives.
Shame on you. lol
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