Donations from financial institutions to the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now during the past several years for community redevelopment are open to misdirection and misappropriation, according to ACORN dissidents. Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup made grants to the ACORN Housing Corporation and other ACORN affiliate groups. The three banks are also among the top recipients of federal bailout money under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). […]
The “dissidents” to whom Mooney refers are the ACORN 8, a group of long-time ACORN activists who are angry about ACORN’s lawbreaking and corruption. I’m quoted in the article too.