ACORN Executive Amy Busefink Pleads No Contest To Conspiracy To Commit Voter Registration Fraud
This just in from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Facing 13 felony counts for her role in paying people to register voters, former ACORN supervisor Amy Busefink opted to take an Alford plea to a pair of gross misdemeanors Monday before Judge Donald Mosley.
“She wants finality,” said defense attorney Kevin Stolworthy.
Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not acknowledge guilt but admits prosecutors can prove the case against her.
Mosley will sentence Busefink on Jan. 10. Prosecutors said they will not seek a prison term, but judges are not bound by such agreements.
Busefink, 28, a Las Vegas field operative who ran the illegal voter registration program in 2008, paid a $5 bonus to canvassers who registered 21 or more voters in a day.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known universally by its acronym, ACORN, also terminated people who failed to make a quota.
Prosecuted by Chief Deputy Attorney General Conrad Hafen, Busefink will likely get a fine and 100 hours of community service.
The 40-year-old organization still faces a Nov. 29 trial on 13 counts of compensation for registration of voters, the same charges Busefink and Edwards initially faced.