President Obama’s Department of Justice finally noticed that the New York Agency for Community Affairs is a front group for ACORN.
In a new report the dawdling gumshoes of DOJ explain that
All of the individuals who worked on behalf of NYACA were ACORN employees. Further, the former NYACA Executive Director stated that she served concurrently as the Executive Director for both NYACA and the New York branch of ACORN. NYACA entered into a contractual agreement with ACORN for contract employees and all NYACA grant funds were transferred to ACORN for contractual payroll and fringe benefit charges paid to ACORN employees.
This is not news. I’ve written about ACORN’s corrupt practices, front groups, interlocking directors, and abusive accounting schemes for years.
New York Agency for Community Affairs is identified as an ACORN affiliate in my book, Subversion Inc. Years before that investigators for Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) did the same. (See page 79 of PDF of “Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?” July 23, 2009).
The DOJ also notes, predictably, the New York Agency for Community Affairs misspent $138,129 in federal grant funds. NYACA “did not have any paid employees at the time it received the grant or at any time during the life of the grant-funded project.” NYACA transferred the money to Citizens Consulting Inc., the accounting arm of ACORN.
This is how ACORN has always worked. Taxpayer money goes in via Citizens Consulting Inc., never to be seen again.