ACORN Ex-Official To Testify Against ACORN

Former ACORN Las Vegas field director Christopher Edwards cut a deal with prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to “two gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters,” the Las Vegas Sun reports. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller, both Democrats, unveiled the charges in May. (Previous blog post; article in Human Events)

As part of the deal

Edwards will testify against the other two defendants in the case — ACORN and its former regional director, Amy Busefink. […]

State investigators consider Edwards the mastermind of an illegal incentive program at the local ACORN office that, with the approval of Busefink and national ACORN officials, encouraged the collection of fraudulent voter registration forms during the 2008 campaign season. […]

In the plea agreement

Edwards said that from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2008, he unlawfully conspired with ACORN and Busefink to create a local bonus incentive program, known as ‘Blackjack,’ giving ACORN canvassers an additional $5 for turning in 21 or more registration cards per shift. ACORN allegedly required its workers to submit at least 20 voter registration forms a day to keep their jobs.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. ACORN is corrupt on so many levels.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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