INHOFE SIGNS LETTER SEEKING FEDERAL REVIEW OF ACORN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is seeking a federal review of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  Inhofe joined 19 other U.S. Senators in sending a letter to GAO Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro seeking the review. 

“The recently released videos of ACORN conducting illegal activities are disturbing to say the least,” Inhofe said.  “Americans deserve to know the complete story of what this organization has done with taxpayer dollars.  Fully investigating ACORN and those connected to ACORN is the only way to determine the scale of this problem.” 

ACORN, who recently came under scrutiny after multiple videos highlighted illegal activity by employees of the organization, is currently involved in several voter fraud investigations in various states.  Prior fraud convictions are also associated with the group. 

The letter seeks a GAO investigation that would analyze the group’s business structure and organizational management; determine their compliance with state, local and federal laws; examine the organization’s tax structure; investigate ACORN’s subsidiaries and affiliates; and compile a list of all the federal funding ACORN has received since the group’s founding.