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"ACORN Director Pleads Guilty


Last Edited: August 25, 2009, 2:57 pm

"ACORN Director Pleads Guilty

Last Updated: Fri, 08/21/2009 - 5:07pm
Source Corruption Chronicles A Judicial Watch Blog

"A high-ranking official at the taxpayer-funded leftist group that conducts fraudulent voter registration drives has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for organizing a scheme that illegally paid workers to register new voters.

As a Nevada field director for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Christopher Edwards paid canvassers—many of them “lazy crack heads”—to register new voters for the 2008 presidential election. He also set illegal quotas of at least 20 voters a day for canvassers to keep their job and offered an additional $5 for registering 21 or more. 

ACORN’s shady quota system is illegal in Nevada as well as most states and the Chicago-based community group with strong ties to President Obama faces criminal charges across the nation. As part of Edwards’ guilty plea, he is cooperating with authorities and will testify against several high-ranking ACORN regional officials.  

His testimony could strengthen other pending criminal cases against the group and its crooked method of recruiting new voters in low-income, “underserved” communities. For its corrupt 2008 drives alone, ACORN faces criminal charges in Florida, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. In an effort to dismiss the charges in Pennsylvania, the group actually filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the state anti-quota law it violated unconstitutionally interferes with important political activity.

In previous elections, ACORN has been busted for falsifying information to register new voters in numerous other states, including Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Colorado to name a few. In 2007 the group settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State after seven workers were caught submitting about 2,000 fake registration forms. 

ACORN’s well documented history of fraud and corruption led to an overdue congressional investigation that determined the community group is a criminal enterprise. A lengthy report recently published by the House Committee on Government Reform reveals that ACORN has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systematic fraud and that the group hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate. 

Incredibly, the radical leftist organization with offices around the nation continues to receive massive amounts of U.S. taxpayer dollars for its various community programs. Earlier this year ACORN got a multi billion-dollar infusion—for “neighborhood stabilization activities”—from the monstrous economic recovery bill that was supposed to create new jobs and offer an immediate tax relief to stimulate the ailing economy."


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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 25, 2009, 3:15 pm
Thanks Konane.
Glad to see them get justce served. The kool aid is turning rancid now.
The Acorn registration and voter drives follow the election results. Remember when I pointed out the areas that Obama won the states election districts in. High Populated areas. Bused and trucked in primarily Obama voters to the polls.
konaneComment by konane - August 25, 2009, 4:13 pm
Thanks JAP!!! Yes indeed I remember, just like they're busing them in to town hall meetings now. If authorities didn't have their heads buried or otherwise brown-nosing they could have figured it out last fall. Better late than never though. Wheels of justice turning slowly ... appears they're not totally seized up.
emilygComment by emilyg - August 25, 2009, 7:16 pm
There will be very little about this on MSM. Fox will touch it.
konaneComment by konane - August 25, 2009, 8:30 pm
Thanks Em!!! Yep, MSM's the megaphone for the administration so not a word. They believe we're stupid ... such arrogance.
Rick GComment by Rick G - August 25, 2009, 8:33 pm
The last sentence sent my blood pressure to dangerous limits. I'd like to see an accounting of that money. This looks like a huge scam.
konaneComment by konane - August 25, 2009, 11:49 pm
I saw that number recently in a news article .... now at least it's beginning to surface. Like you I hope for a full investigation.
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - August 26, 2009, 12:38 am
One down and 5,999 to go.
time*treatComment by time*treat - August 26, 2009, 12:41 am
From one of the links: "In return for his testimony, the attorney general’s office is dismissing 13 felony charges against Edwards and recommending probation for concurrent sentences of one year behind bars on the two gross misdemeanor charges, a $500 fine and 16 hours of community service." Justice? Just Us.
jarasanComment by jarasan - August 26, 2009, 8:07 am
By the fed. govt giving them (AKorn) stimulus monies on the advice of the Apollo group that wrote the stimulus bill, the fed. govt. is guilty of contributing to a criminal enterprise and should cease and desist and have a grand jury created immediately to retreive the monies and shut down AKORN.
konaneComment by konane - August 26, 2009, 9:09 am
Thanks Time*treat!!! As much as none of us like deals sometimes that's what it takes to find the head and chop it off. However with stimulus money it's going to be party hardy until things come crashing down.
konaneComment by konane - August 26, 2009, 9:14 am
Thanks Jarasan!!! If any honest people remain in our judicial system they should investigate and prosecute all the way to the top.
konaneComment by konane - August 26, 2009, 10:37 am
Thanks TigerAngel!!! At least it's progress in a positive direction instead of like an elephant in the living room.

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