Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?

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The report investigates the fraudulent and illegal acts that ACORN has been committing and how it has deviated from its original purpose of promoting grassroots civic participation. The findings in this report stated that in order to prevent these fraudulent and abusive actions of federal funds there needs to be a piercing of ACORN\342\200\231s corporate veil. As well as finding that these fraudulent actions affect moderate income workers, Dale Rathke\342\200\231s embezzlement and ACORN\342\200\231s cover-up are violations to ACORN\342\200\231s corporate duties and fraud, ACORN loaned out money without proper documentation, ACORN cannot separate its 501(c)(3) work from non 501(c)(3) work, and lobbying is a large part of what ACORN does.
Related Hearings
House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, and Subcommittee on Elections, joint hearing "Federal, State, and Local Efforts to Prepare for the 2008 Election," 110th Cong., H.Hrg. 110-148, (2008, September 24)
House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, hearing on "Lessons Learned From the 2008 Election," 111th Cong., H.Hrg. 111-16, (2009, March 19)
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