The videos, from Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government site, are pretty self-explanatory and I encourage all of your to watch them. Somehow, I don’t expect this issue to be going away any time soon. After all, this certainly seems to run the gamut of unlawful activities, from advice advocating tax fraud to welfare fraud to the trafficking of underage Latin American prostitutes.
Here’s a decent summary from a Fox News piece detailing the investigation:
Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents.
In the videotape, made on July 24, James O’Keefe, a 25-year-old independent filmmaker, posed as a pimp with a 20-year-old woman named “Kenya” who posed as a prostitute while visiting ACORN’s office in Baltimore. The couple told ACORN staffers they wanted to secure housing where the woman could continue to maintain a prostitution business.
ACORN, of course, has denied everything. In the meantime, I wonder if I should bring up the tax-related issues in my Federal Income Taxation class. We’ll see.