The proposed settlement is heralded by some as a major victory, supposedly securing $100 million for the state to use for coastal restoration. In reality, the proposed settlement, if adopted, would yield nowhere near $100 million and divert much of the money it did raise to unrelated government spending. Two key flaws undermine the settlement’s...View Report
ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate has joined with the NAACP to advance a “motor voter” lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration in tandem with a separate filing from President Obama’s Justice Department. Louisiana government officials deny the allegations and vow to fight both suits.
The Jefferson political dynasty seems to have finally collapsed under its squalid foundation of greed and deceit. This week Betty Jefferson has resigned her post as the 4th district assessor following pressure from her fellow assessors. The resignation follows her guilty plea to swindling money from both her office and from nonprofit groups funded by...
A new story about ACORN’s legal troubles has been posted on our homepage. Click here to read about the new subpoena and lien.
The brother of ACORN’s founder embezzled $5 million from the organization, nearly five times more than the figure previously acknowledged by the New Orleans activist group’s officials, according to a subpoena served Monday by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. “The exact amount of the embezzlement was unknown until it was recently acknowledged in a board...
For two weeks we have been trying to learn more about the contracts between ACORN and the City of New Orleans. Thus far, there are more questions than answers. Read our latest report here.
Pelican Institute reporter Steve Beatty has a new story on ACORN’s tax liens.