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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...
  • IRS Throws ACORN Under the Bus

    09/24/2009 1:36:52 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 14 replies · 1,324+ views ^ | 9/24/2009 | Connie Hair
    The IRS yesterday severed its ties with ACORN, the profoundly corrupt community organizing group embroiled in a seemingly never-ending string of controversies, criminal investigations and voter registration fraud charges.  Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau also severed ties with the group. The latest controversy is over the series of videos covertly taped by new media journalists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles.  In these videos, O’Keefe and Giles, posing as a pimp and prostitute, are given tax advice by ACORN representatives in different cities across the country.   The tax advice included listing “performance artist” as the prostitute’s employment code in...
  • ACORN and the AGs

    09/23/2009 3:34:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 566+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2009 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    ACORN being called a criminal enterprise. Despite years of warning signs that ACORN was violating the law, many state attorneys general have not investigated the organization or brought enforcement actions. State attorneys general, besides being the chief enforcement officers for violations of state laws, claim unique law enforcement authority over nonprofits. The reasons for inaction by state attorneys general may explain why ACORN is such a problem. ACORN has developed close ties, to put it mildly, with many state attorneys general as well as others deep in the Democrat establishment. The relationship between ACORN and Democrats may be described as...
  • IRS Puts Liens On ACORN Properties

    09/23/2009 2:13:23 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 10 replies · 846+ views
    Video on WDSU News ^ | 09/22/2009 | WDSU
    See video @ WDSU: IRS Leins on ACORN
  • Bank Of America still promoting ACORN offices across the country (and La Raza) on its website

    09/22/2009 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 19 replies · 1,125+ views
    Bank of America ^ | Sept 22 2009 | self
    Bank of America is even still referring people to the ACORN offices caught on tape. A sample from the banks' website: Local Home Ownership Programs We work with local and national organizations to bring potential homebuyers education and financial resources to obtain a mortgage. Phoenix * ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Phoenix. For more information, call ACORN's Phoenix office at 1.602.253.1111 or visit the website at * NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to...
  • The Case for ACORN as a Criminal Enterprise

    09/22/2009 10:31:25 AM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 1,330+ views
    US News ^ | Peter Roff
    It now looks very much like there was a lot more truth to the criticisms about ACORN—the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now—than its leadership, its allies on Capitol Hill and its supporters in the media were willing to acknowledge.... This latest round of problems for ACORN may be the best documented, but they are not the first nor, for that matter, are they the most serious. A report issued last summer by the Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, according to Sunday's Washington Times, "presented evidence that ACORN had engaged in criminal misconduct." Among the...
  • IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    09/23/2009 12:56:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 2,140+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2009 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS says it is severing ties with ACORN, the community activist group involved in a scandal after employees were caught on video giving advice to a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp. The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program. The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring
  • EDITORIAL: ACORN keeps falling--Vote fraud, then prostitution sponsorship, now tax avoidance

    09/23/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2009 | Editorial
    As scandals concerning the left-wing "community" group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) continue to metastasize, the organization seems to think it can handpick allies to "investigate" its own transgressions. Fortunately for the rest of us, the growth of independent writers and researchers using modern communications means there are plenty of other outfits that can and will expose corruption. Case in point: The Pelican Institute think tank in New Orleans keeps unearthing examples of federal and state tax liens against ACORN's national headquarters in the Crescent City. The institute's indefatigable research broke into national attention yesterday via a...
  • Time for IRS to review all ACORN-prepared tax filings

    09/13/2009 11:39:01 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 23 replies · 894+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/13/09 | clarice feldman
    Clarice Feldman The federal government should review all tax returns prepared by ACORN tax preparers (and all loan applications prepared by ACORN -- but that is a separate review process). That the IRS knows who these people are is suggested by this article, which I suppose was repeated throughout the country: ... ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Tax and Benefits Centers in Hartford and Bridgeport are ready to assist CT Taxpayers. ACORN has partnered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program to provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers who cannot afford...
  • Why Pelosi is Supporting Charlie Rangel

    09/05/2009 9:48:35 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 540+ views
    Politico/The Lid ^ | 9/6/09 | The Lid
    Remember when Nancy Pelosi made that famous promise? "This will be the most ethical congress ever." Despite all the evidence that Rangel should be taking a "perp walk" rather than the position of Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Pelosi says she is waiting for the House Ethics Committee to complete its wide-ranging investigation before she makes a decision about Rangel..Why is Pelosi supporting Charlie Rangel and ignoring the volume of evidence against him? Its not because of any long standing friendship of loyalty, its because she needs to protect her own political butt:
  • Building Pressure On Charlie Rangel to Resign Chairmanship

    09/04/2009 10:32:41 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Roll Call/The Lid ^ | 9/4/09 | The Lid
    Remember that promise made by Nancy Pelosi? "This will be the most ethical congress ever." There are many examples of how that was an empty promise, the latest of which is her support of Charlie Rangel. Despite all the evidence that Rangel should be taking a "perp walk" rather than the position of Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Pelosi says she is waiting for the House Ethics Committee to complete its wide-ranging investigation before she makes a decision about Rangel. Others are Not waiting. Today the left wing newspaper, The Washington Post repeated its call for...
  • 11 Charged in Massive Scheme to File Fraudulent Tax Returns With Stolen Puerto Rican Identities

    07/01/2009 1:42:12 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 6 replies · 767+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 30, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, PATRICIA J. HAYNES, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division ("IRSCID"), JOSEPH M. DEMAREST, JR., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), RONALD J. VERROCHIO, the Inspector-in- Charge of the New York Office of the United States Postal Inspection Service ("USPIS"), and JAMIE WOODWARD, the Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance ("NYSDTF"), announced the unsealing of a four-count Indictment charging...
  • Leader of D.C. Property Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 17 ˝ Years

    07/01/2009 1:35:53 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 30, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Columbia
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Harriette Monica Walters, 52, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced this morning in federal court to 17 years, six months of incarceration for her eighteen-year-long, $48 million fraud scheme at the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Charles Willoughby, Inspector General for the District of Columbia, Special Agent in Charge C. Andre' Martin of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, J. Russell George,...
  • Additional Bad Ethics News For Charlie Rangel

    06/25/2009 10:37:24 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 424+ views
    Politico/The Lid ^ | 6/25/09 | The Lid
    Maybe when City College of NY is done building Charlie Rangel's favorite Pork project, the $1.95 million, federal earmark funded Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service one of the first courses they could teach is "Playing Fast and Loose with Ethics 101." This past year, has not been kind to Congressmen Charlie Rangel. In September he admitted a failure to report $75 thousand in taxes. Rangel is the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, they write the tax law. You would think that he would be extra-careful to make sure that he would follow the tax law....
  • In the Coachella Valley, hope withers on the vine (Mega Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2009 7:19:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies · 941+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/09 | Mike Anton
    Reporting from Mecca, Calif. -- An hour before dawn in the camp of last resort. Dozens of men and a few women are asleep in the beds of pickup trucks, in the back seats of cars or on flattened cardboard boxes in the dirt behind the Toro Loco market. The air is cool, but the terrible sun is close at hand. Martin Zavala is wrapped in a blanket, his head resting on a Scooby-Doo pillow, a pack of Marlboros under his neck. Thieves prowl at night and will snatch what is not secured. Drunks and meth-addled tweakers tease the dozing...
  • Former Image Entry Inc. VP Pleads Guilty to Securities and Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Tax Evasion

    05/16/2009 7:02:22 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 15, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
    Michael Wayne Sulfridge, a resident of Union Grove, Alabama and former vice president of corporate finance at Image Entry, Inc. (Image Entry), pleaded guilty today to fraud and tax evasion charges stemming from the company’s 2001 acquisition by Sourcecorp, Inc. (Sourcecorp), Assistant Attorney of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Tax Division John A. DiCicco and U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced. Sulfridge, 44, pleaded guilty to a two-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud, as well as tax evasion. According...
  • Former Globetel Communications, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Sentenced in Tax Fraud Scheme

    05/11/2009 9:37:21 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Department of Justice-Miami ^ | May 8, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida
    R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that defendant Thomas Y. Jimenez, 50, of Plantation, FL, was sentenced today to 36 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by one year of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $587,876.52 in restitution. The sentence followed his January 2009 plea to a one count Information charging him with obstructing and impeding the due administration of the tax laws, in violation of Title...
  • Nassau County Legislator(RAT)Filing False Tax Returns

    05/06/2009 3:05:17 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 286+ views
    United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of New York ^ | May 6, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of New York
    Roger Corbin, a Nassau County Legislator representing the Second Legislative District, was arrested today pursuant to a federal complaint charging him with filing false federal tax returns and making false statements to Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. The defendant’s initial appearance is scheduled later today before United States Magistrate Arlene R. Lindsay at the U.S. Courthouse, 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York. The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),...
  • Abuse Rampant in Fraudulent Tax Returns: (Illegals Fraudulently Collecting EITC)

    04/17/2009 11:46:05 AM PDT · by freespirited · 34 replies · 732+ views
    D.C. Examiner ^ | 04/09/09
    Abuse is rampant in the collection of fraudulent income tax refunds from the IRS, especially by illegal immigrants -- according to a new report to be released by the Social Contract Press on April 14. The 51-page report, The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism, by financial analyst and economist Edwin Rubenstein, will be released at a News Conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, 13th floor) in Washington, D.C. "The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest anti-poverty...
  • Voros: California tax refunds not a priority

    03/03/2009 4:45:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 754+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/3/9 | Drew Voros, business editor
    <p>The economic earthquake rocking the country is allowing plenty of dirty little secrets to seep out in a way that a robust economy would not have.</p> <p>There's Bernie Madoff (as in ``Bernie made off'' with my money); billion-dollar bonuses for bailed-out bankers racking up billions in losses (Merrill(ly) Lynch); Northern Trust(me) of Chicago using some of its $1.5 billion in bailout money for PGA golf tournaments and Sheryl Crow; well, you get the idea, and that's just the low-hanging fruit.</p>