Justice Department Halted ACORN Investigation

Posted by Bridgette


Friends of Obama and Holder Don’t Get Prosecuted even if there is overwhelming evidence of criminal activity. Examples are the Black Panthers, ACORN, and Kevin Johnson, Mayor, Sacramento, CA. Who prosecutes the prosecutor? Can Holder recognize crime? We need a definition of crime according to the corrupt Democrat’s Dictionary.

Obama “Justice” Department  Shut Down Federal ACORN Investigation Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch

Washington, D.C.  – March 11, 2010
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing federal investigations into the alleged corrupt activities of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The documents reference serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN as well as the Obama administration’s decision to shut down a criminal investigation without filing criminal charges.

The documents include background information on two specific complaints filed in October 2008 by Lucy Corelli and Joseph Borges, Republican Registrars of Voters in Stamford and Bridgeport, Connecticut, respectively, during the 2008 election season.

According to Corelli, on August 1, 2008, her office received 1,200 ACORN voter registration cards from the Secretary of State’s office. Over 300 of these cards were rejected because of “duplicates, underage, illegible and invalid addresses,” which “put a tremendous strain on our office staff and caused endless work hours at taxpayers’ expense.” Corelli claimed the total cost of the extra work caused by ACORN corruption was $20,000. Likewise, Borges contended that: “The organization ACORN during the summer of 2008 conducted a registration drive which has produced over 100 rejections due to incomplete forms and individuals who are not citizens…” Among the examples cited by Borges was a seven-year old child who was registered to vote by ACORN through the use of a forged signature and a fake birth certificate claiming she was 27-years old.

The FBI and Department of Justice opened an investigation. However, the Obama Justice Department, while noting that ACORN had engaged in “questionable hiring and training practices,” closed down the investigation in March 2009, claiming ACORN broke no laws.

By contrast, the documents also include records related to a federal investigation of ACORN corruption in St. Louis, Missouri, involving 1,492 allegedly fraudulent voter registration cards submitted by Project Vote, a liberal non-profit organization affiliated with ACORN on voter registration drives, during the 2006 election season. Assistant United States Attorney Hal Goldsmith initiated the investigation with “concurrence” from the Department of Justice and the participation of the FBI. According to a Justice Department memo, Goldsmith “advised he would prosecute any individual responsible for submitting fraudulent voter registration cards.” Goldsmith identified the statute for prosecution: Title 42, USC 1973 (gg), which provides for criminal penalties for fraudulent voter registrations. In April 2008, eight former ACORN employees from the St. Louis office pled guilty to voter registration fraud.

Other documents show that the Bush Justice Department failed to prosecute ACORN voter registration fraud of non-citizens in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 because the allegations that led to the opening of the investigation were “unverifiable.” Notably, the FBI document detailing this questionable decision reveals that a “draft Intelligence Bulletin…concludes that ACORN’s employment practices perpetuate fraudulent voter registration.”

The ACORN documents uncovered by Judicial Watch include internal FBI memoranda, signed affidavits, subpoenas, fraudulent voter registration cards, and publications describing ACORN’s policies and practices. The documents also include details regarding numerous allegations of corruption extending beyond voter registration fraud, to include attempts by ACORN employees to coerce workers to participate in campaign activities on behalf of Democratic candidates.

“These documents reflect systematic voter registration fraud by ACORN,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is a scandal that there has been no comprehensive criminal investigation and prosecution by the Justice Department into this evident criminal conduct. Given President Obama’s close connections to ACORN, including his campaign’s hiring of the ACORN’s Project Vote organization, it seems rather obvious why Attorney General Holder has failed to seriously investigate these and other alleged ACORN criminal activities.”

Documents Uncovered

http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2010/mar/obama-justice-department-shut-down-federal-acorn-investigation-according-documents-obt

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19 responses to “Justice Department Halted ACORN Investigation

  1. Whoooo Hoooo..One State down, “56″ to go!

    ACORN Cracked, Run Out of State Under RICO Act in Ohio
    Mar 12th 2010

    The wounded ACORN snake continues writhing. This time, the group has been barred from the entire state of Ohio, a swing state where the organization was very active in the last presidential election.

    So active, in fact, it received an “Unsung Hero” award from the Communist Party USA for its “critical but generally unrecognized role of organized labor and grassroots voter registration efforts in winning Ohio for Barack Obama,” according to a document on ACORNcracked.com.

    But now, ACORN has reached a settlement under the Ohio Corrupt Activities Act, similar to the federal RICO Act – the same law that’s used to prosecute mobsters and drug kingpins. Under the settlement, ACORN, along with Project Vote, agreed “to file a certificate permanently surrendering its business license in Ohio by June 1,” according to The Columbus Dispatch.

    The next part of the settlement was critical: it bars ACORN from simply changing its name and moving back into the state.

    From the Dispatch: The center’s lawyer, Maurice A. Thompson, said the settlement is mostly confidential but permanently bars ACORN from doing business in Ohio or reconstituting as another group and perpetuating its practices.

    http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/03/12/acorn-cracked-run-out-of-state-under-rico-act-in-ohio/

  2. Court Dismisses ACORN Suit vs. ‘Pimp’, ‘Hooker’ and Breitbart.com
    Mar 11th 2010

    A state court in Baltimore has dismissed ACORN’s lawsuit against James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, and Breitbart.com LLC after the plaintiffs failed to serve the complaint on the defendants within Maryland’s 120-day limit.

    It was with great fanfare that ACORN, along with two recently-fired employees of its Baltimore office, sued last September over the surreptitious taping of the employees advising O’Keefe and Giles on running a prostitution business out of a house.

    ACORN’s general counsel, Arthur Schwartz, told the Washington Post at the time that the defendants, young filmmakers O’Keefe and Giles, plus Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart.com LLC, which disseminated the videos, had committed “clear violations of Maryland law” against audio recording without consent from all parties. But ACORN appears to have lost interest in the case since filing it, confirming my suspicion that it was little more than a press release on pleading paper.

    http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/03/11/court-dismisses-acorn-suit-vs-pimp-hooker-and-breitbart-com/

  3. Posting this here since it is most current thread about elections. We MUST NOT vote for anyone until we learn their history and demand answers to their positions, both former and present!!! This Adam Kokesh is a prime example!! He is running as a Conservative but this article I just found puts that into the “Oh, really?” category! I think he is running for Congress in New Mexico..will have to check on that! Again, we gotta research all these clowns, no matter the D or R. But, of course, what they say when running is not always what their true intentions really are; as we have sooo painfully realized.
    ~~~~~~~

    In mid-May 2007, Kokesh traveled to Germany where he and another Inactive Reservist brought an unauthorized civilian onto a U.S. military base. He then entered a crowded dining facility. Kokesh himself recounted the “IVAW German Expeditionary Team … base action” and his reading aloud a letter from “the people of Ansbach” to soldiers there, many of whom who would soon deploy to Iraq:

    If any of you should decide to leave the Army while in Germany and throw down your arms, the people of Ansbach will support you and do our best to provide you with aid, comfort, and sanctuary. We wish to build a new relationship between the people of Germany and the people of America on the basis of peace, reconciliation, and understanding. [Unfortunately, someone at IVAW no longer wants New Mexico to see the video they once so proudly posted on YouTube. Kokesh’s Iraq Veterans Against the War post is reprinted here, his original post is here, and I have the screen shots just in case they decide to hide it as well.

    Read rest of article:
    http://davidbellavia.com/2010/adam-kokesh-runs-for-congress-from-his-past/

    TRUST, BUT VERIFY

    • In the next election, the Dems will run stealth candidates: “outsiders” who PRETEND to conform to the ideals of the Tea Party Movement–fiscal conservatism and smaller government. They will pay lip service, but they will be wolves in sheep’s clothing. In other words, liars. Count on it. Case in point: Robin Carnahan, running for Senate from MO, who is already trying to cast herself as an outsider, a fiscal conservative, who’s avoiding O’Bobble like the plague, but whose family has always and ever been huge libs. McCaskill, MO minion-in-chief, is raising money for Robin. Follow the money and the backers. By those factors you shall know them.

  4. Q: How do you spell “racist?”
    A: H-o-l-d-e-r

    I’e got a twenty says you can draw a straight line from Holder to Farrakhan.

  5. Getting Serious

    “If the winds turn ugly I will stand with the Muslims”

    Remember who said that?

    Obama cuts off defense arms to Israel

    Debka:

    US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran
    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2010, 9:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

    Tags: Israel Obama US arms for Israel
    Ehud Barak meets Robert Gates in D.C.

    Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened his inner cabinet Saturday night, March 12, to discuss the spiraling crisis with Washington and his first response.

    debkafile’s military and Washington sources report: The Obama administration is considering withholding from Israel military items urgently needed in case of a flare-up of hostilities with Iran. This would further ratchet up the mounting row over Israel’s decision to build another 1,600 homes in E. Jerusalem. The requests were filed by defense minister Ehud Barak as recently as Feb. 26, when he visited Washington and met defense secretary Robert Gates and secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

    In an exceptionally harsh phone call to Netanyahu Friday, March, Clinton herself hinted at this possibility while administering a dressing-down on the East Jerusalem housing decision and its announcement during Vice president Joe Biden’s visit.

    Reporting on that phone call, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley disclosed: “The secretary said she could not understand how this happened, particularly in light of the United States’ strong commitment to Israel’s security.”

    Washington correspondents interpreted this as a threat to withhold items vital for Israel’s security unless the prime minister reversed that decision (which Palestinians now demand as the precondition for resuming peace talks).

    Our military sources report that the Barak arms list is tailored to a potential four-front offensive against Israel launched by Iran and its allies. It includes systems needed by the Israeli Air Force, certain types of missiles and advanced electronic equipment. During his last visit, the defense minster complained the list had been pending in Washington for more than three months and the sands for a possible conflict were running out fast. He stressed that it was essential for these items to reach Israel before a flare-up occurred. The urgency was such that he suggested that if they could not be supplied to Israel at short notice, they should at least be held ready meanwhile in the emergency stores of the US bases in Israel’s Negev.

    Gates promised Barak to study the list and let him have his answer in the coming days, but none has so far been received.

    Some circles in the United States and many in Israel say the Obama administration is blowing the crisis up with deliberate intent. American-Jewish criticism was led Saturday night by the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman, who issued this statement: “We are shocked and stunned at the Administration’s tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem.”

    Defense sources in Washington reported Saturday the view that the Obama administration, which has never cultivated warm relations with the Netanyahu government, has seized on the Jerusalem housing spat as a device for restraining Israel from attacking Iran’s nuclear sites, a step which the White House strenuously opposes.

    • Dave,

      The pocket embargo on arms sales to Israel is only half the story. At the same time to hear it uses to sell Israel the military equipment it needs, obama is arming Egypt and other Arab states to the teeth.

      So far as I’m concerned, obama is the anti-Christ and is now preparing the Middle East for Armageddon.

      Hillary Clinton? A sell-out.

      • This regime has faux Diplomats representing the US. It they were allies, Obama and his administration have turned them into enemies. They aren’t faring well on the other side either..if they were enemies, they still have those clenched fists! Israel knows they have been on their own since the usurper took over the oval office. They have learned whatever they are told is a lie. Israel’s polls show that Obama has a 4% approval rating…read that as a 96% Disapproval rating. I hope the US Jews are watching and help remove this administration and its anti- sementic minions in the fall.

        • I agree, bridgette. I hope the Jews who supported obama snap out of their trance before he puts them in obamAuschwitz and destroys Israel.

  6. http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2010/03/subtle-obama-imagery-from-new-york.html

    More not-so-subtle symbolism about the 0bot messiah. I can’t believe how blatant they are or how stupid they think we are.

  7. ACORN branches rename, rebrand after video scandal
    Mar 15,

    CHICAGO (AP) – Affiliates of the once mighty liberal activist group ACORN are remaking themselves in a desperate bid to ditch the tarnished name of their parent organization and restore federal grants and other revenue streams that ran dry in the wake of a video scandal.

    The letters A, C, O, R and N are coming off office doors from New York to California. Business cards are being reprinted. New signs with new names are popping up in front of offices One of the latest groups to adopt a new name is ACORN Housing, long one of the best-funded affiliates. Now, the group is calling itself the Affordable Housing Centers of America.

    Others changing their names include what were among the largest affiliates: California ACORN is now Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and New York ACORN has become New York Communities for Change. More are expected to follow suit.

    The housing affiliate has lost more than most. The federal cutoff slashed its budget 75 percent, from $24 million in 2009 to $6 million in 2010. It’s closed half of its 33 offices, cut half its 250 staff and reduced numbers of low-income families it gives financial advice to from 20,000 to 10,000.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100315/D9EF145O0.html

  8. That which we call a turd

    By any other name would smell as rank

  9. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=327565

    A story about how the reconstituted ACORN is planning to attack banks for not forgiving mortagage loans (in the name of “social justice”) and for not having low enough interest rates, although they’re currently the lowest in my memory.

    Alinsky tactics to disrupt and create class warfare, in conjunction with SEIU, all doubtless orchestrated from the WH, just in time for the next election.

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