Nov 29, 2010

Former ACORN workers busted: 18 charged with voter fraud

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is said to have played a large roll in the election of Barack Obama before disbanding.

The scandal-plagued ACORN may no longer exist, but its tarnished legacy lives on in court, as the activist group and its former employees face criminal punishment.

So far this year, at least 18 former workers have admitted guilt or been convicted on varying charges of election fraud. The punishment has ranged from probation to several months of prison time.

ACORN is still facing charges in Nevada on conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters.

The report lists other charges against ACORN members in the states of Washington, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.