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Apocalypse
08-19-2009, 09:49 PM
In deal, ex-ACORN official promises to testify against others


The attorney general’s office turned up the heat Monday on a national organization at the heart of a voter registration fraud investigation.


Christopher Edwards, 33, the former Las Vegas field director for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, pleaded guilty to two gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters.


As part of a plea agreement, Edwards will testify against the other two defendants in the case — ACORN and its former regional director, Amy Busefink.


The anti-poverty organization has local chapters in 100 cities across the country and national offices in New Orleans, New York and Washington.


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.


Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said late Monday that Edwards has “agreed to admit his culpability, accept his punishment, and provide valuable testimony against the others involved.”

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/18/deal-ex-acorn-official-cops-voter-quota-scheme/

lacarnut
08-19-2009, 10:14 PM
It will not surprise me if the Feds under AG Holder step in and claim jurisdiction. If that happens, none of Obama's brothas will bet tried. It took 4 years to bring a crook like cold cash Rep Jefferson to trial.

PoliCon
08-19-2009, 11:05 PM
The left adamantly maintains that Acorn is innocent and it's all a frame up by the VRWC.

Teetop
08-19-2009, 11:12 PM
It will not surprise me if the Feds under AG Holder step in and claim jurisdiction. If that happens, none of Obama's brothas will bet tried. It took 4 years to bring a crook like cold cash Rep Jefferson to trial.

Sadly, you're correct. :mad: