House Oversight Committee Calls for Investigation Into Organization Formerly Known as ACORN for Fraud Connected to OWS


Last week the Organization Formerly Known as ACORN was caught destroying documents tying them to the Occupy Wall Street movement. This week, the House Oversight Committee is calling for an investigation into whether they fraudulently funneled charitable contributions to OWS.

In a letter dated Monday, [Rep. Darryl] Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by that NYCC may have “solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated those funds to support the protesters.”

In an Oct. 26. report, quoted sources within NYCC who said that the group — run and staffed by nearly all former ACORN employees — was asking for donations for specific charitable purposes, including for the teachers union and PCB toxin testing in New York City schools.

However, those donations were being rerouted to pay for Occupy Wall Street protests, the sources said.

Issa requests Lynch to “investigate these allegations to determine if they have merit and prosecute any wrongdoing accordingly.”

When asked to comment on Issa’s letter, Lynch’s spokesman Robert Nardoza would only say, “I have no comment as it is a matter of policy that we do not confirm/deny or discuss investigations.”

A spokesman for NYCC did not immediately return’s request for comment.

Issa’s letter quotes from the initial report. In that report, sources described how staff members collected door-to-door for the PCB campaign but then pooled the money and sent it elsewhere. (Read More)

An ACORN by any other name is still corrupt!