Investigation Vindicates ACORN: No Criminal Activity

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Fox News and Rush Limbaugh will have a hissy fit, but an
internal investigation of ACORN shows the national community-
organizing group has committed no criminal activity. They
might be slack, they might be too laid back, but they are not
criminals. ACORN has done great work for the poor and the
dispossessed in this country over the past 40 years. That's
why the Republicans hate them. Read the entire AP story
from the Washington Post at
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/07/AR2009120703985.html?wprss=rss_politics

By Associated Press
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The community-organizing group ACORN said Monday that an internal investigation had concluded there was no criminal conduct by employees who offered advice on how to hide assets and falsify lending documents.

ACORN's chief executive described the report, by former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger, as "part vindication, part constructive criticism and complete road map for the future."

In a 47-page assessment, Harshbarger said ACORN leaders "appear committed to effect reform and are on their way to preserving ACORN and its mission in a reduced size and scope." Harshbarger's report said that ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, should return to its roots, focusing on community organizing, and should hire an independent ethics officer to oversee an internal governance program that is underway.

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