Commentary: Betty Jefferson Case Highlights Need for Transparency

By Jamison Beuerman
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...

TAGS: ACORN, Betty Jefferson, Erroll Williams, Transparency

Amount of Alleged ACORN Embezzlement Soars

By Kevin Kane
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...


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