Yesterday I got this eyebrow-raising report from Free Republic:
Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform July 20th 2009 | Committee Staff
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:39:45 PM by rob777
Here is a July 2009 congressional report -- titled "Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?" -- that accused ACORN of massive fraud, money laundering, and racketeering directed from the highest levels of the organization's management.
It appears that they have been investigated, but nothing seems to have been done until the light got shined on the corruption.
Another juicy item from the Wall Street Journal's "Best of the Web Today":
The Wall Street Journal urges the U.S. Justice Department to undertake a criminal investigation of Acorn. This column echoes that call, although we wonder if the Obama administration is compromised here. The president, who as a candidate touted his background as a "community organizer," has extensive ties to Acorn. In February 2008, the Acorn Political Action Committee endorsed Obama over Hillary Clinton, and Obama's campaign Web site, Organizing for America, boasted of the candidate's support for the group:
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."