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  • GOP aides: ACORN misusing contributions

    09/24/2009 4:46:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/09 | Ben Feller - ap
    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...
  • CA: Complaint accuses Nuñez of misusing charity (funds for political purposes)

    01/23/2008 8:36:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 71+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/23/08 | Nancy Vogel and Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- A complaint filed with state ethics officials Tuesday accused Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez of using a charity to illegally funnel donations into political activities. The complaint cites more than $270,000 that Nuñez solicited in 2005 and 2006 from corporations, utilities and other interests with a stake in legislation to pay for toy giveaways, scholarships, youth summits and other events that featured Nuñez and were arranged by his staff. The donations were the subject of a Times investigation in November, which showed how a small charity -- Collective Space -- in Nuñez's downtown Los Angeles district wrote checks at...