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Monday, September 27, 2010

Different name, same scams….

So they changed their name, but they didn’t change their tactics and scams, as this piece on the organization formerly known as ACORN points out:

An official report released this week says an ACORN offshoot group cannot properly account for how it has spent millions of federal dollars and recommends that the group repay the government and be put on standby mode until it cleans up its act.

The report from the inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development reviewed how ACORN Housing Corporation—now called Affordable Housing Centers of America—has spent federal grant money over the past two decades. The report described the group’s book-keeping as “problematic and unsupported,” and claimed that more than $65,000 in “ineligible” salary expenses were charged to a federal grant last year, including costs for six employees after they were terminated.

The report said more than $19 million from HUD went to the organization since 1995, and that about 80 percent of the $3.25 million received between 2008 and 2009 went toward salaries.

“For continued approval as a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and for future awards consideration, AHC must bring its operations into full compliance with applicable laws,” the IG report said, recommending that it be placed on “inactive” status by the federal housing department.

At the heart of the dispute is the fact that some terrible accounting has been going on here, and that the tax payers are footing the bill for whatever ACORn, or whatever it is called now, did with the cash. I wouldn’t be surprised the cash was used in some illegal activity though. Do I have proof that the money was scammed or used in voter scams, for exmple? Nothing other than the fact this is SOP for ACORN, no. But when you see a crack addict acting like they are on a bender and offering to suck your “you know what” for some crack, you have to admit you are going to suspect the guy needs a fix, right? Same when you see ACORN, or whatever your new name is, and misused or misplaced cash.

Am I being harsh? Who cares? These are crooks, whatever the name, and I will continue to treat them as such.

Posted by AlexinCT on 09/27/10 at 09:11 AM in Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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