« | »

Records Seized At ACORN’s NO Offices

From the Associated Press:

An undercover state investigator removes computers from the ACORN offices in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.

Computers, records seized at ACORN offices in La.

By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press Writer Sat Nov 7

NEW ORLEANS – State investigators raided ACORN offices on Friday, taking away computer hard drives and documents as part of a probe into alleged embezzlement and tax fraud when the organization’s national headquarters was based in New Orleans.

"This is an investigation of everything — ACORN, the national organization, the local organization and all of its affiliated entities, specifically as it relates to any potential violations of Louisiana law," Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said.

ACORN staff on the scene declined to comment, but an attorney for the group said in a statement the raid was prompted by allegations that former ACORN employees had removed or altered electronic documents and may do so in the future.

Attorney Pamela Marple said ACORN was cooperating and called the raid exhaustive, saying investigators wanted "virtually every document in the possession of ACORN and any related entity." …

State prosecutors said their probe into the New Orleans offices stemmed from allegations made last year by board members involving embezzlement at ACORN nearly a decade ago.

ACORN last year settled an internal dispute and a lawsuit involving accusations that Dale Rathke, the brother of the group’s founder, Wade Rathke, made around $948,000 in improper credit card charges in 1999 and 2000. The Rathke family and a donor repaid the money and no charges were ever brought.

Last month, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, the father of David Caldwell, said he would step up an investigation into allegations that the embezzlement may have been as high as $5 million…

Messrs Obama and Holder must be racking their brains, trying to think of a way they can get control of the information on these computers, before any more damaging material can come out.

(Thanks to Canary for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, November 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Records Seized At ACORN’s NO Offices”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Golly, Gee!
    What are the chances that ACORN scrubbed it’s shells clean. I mean they had more than enough time to white wash all of N.O. so even Ray Nagan wouldn’t recognize it!

  2. Right of the People says:

    Let’s hope they don’t believe in sharing with the feds like a lot of state and local law enforcement agencies so Holders boys can’t do any damage control.

    LD, unless they do a security wipe on the drives, you’d be amazed how much can be recovered by the experts.

    We can only hope they’re be some direct links to the Won™ and his campaign, something he can’t wiggle out of. Impeachment for election fraud would be sweet.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      NOW …… I know what I want to get ya’ll for Christmas.
      “An Obama impeachment”
      (one size fits all)

« Front Page | To Top
« | »