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ACORN stung by video of conservative activists posing as pimp, prostitute getting tax advice

September 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report by the Christian Science Monitor, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is at the center of controversy over videos that show employees telling two conservative activists masquerading as a pimp and prostitute how to trick federal tax authorities.

ACORN says the videos are part of a “multiyear political assault” on the organization, which conservatives say uses tax dollars to advance a liberal agenda. But the organization also says it is “deeply disturbed” by the videos and has launched its own review of employee procedures and training.

Republican lawmakers are using the videos as evidence for why the federal government should cut off all funding to the organization, which helps low- and moderate-income people gain access to mortgages.

Real the full report at the Christian Science Monitor's web site.

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