ACORN Plans Internal Investigation

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An advocacy group says it is ordering an independent investigation after two employees were caught on camera appearing to advise a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp to lie about the woman's profession.

ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said Wednesday that the group
will work with its advisory council to name an independent auditor
and investigator to examine all the systems and processes called
into question by the video.

Lewis says ACORN, which stands for Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now, will refuse new admissions into its
service programs, effective immediately.

ACORN's steps come as Republicans urge the Justice Department to
investigate the group, which in addition to the hidden-camera video
is under scrutiny for several voter-registration fraud cases.

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