ACORN May Face Trial for First Time as Nevada Prosecutors Allege ‘Widespread’ Criminal Policies-FOXNews.com


ACORN May Face Trial for First Time as Nevada Prosecutors Allege ‘Widespread’ Criminal Policies

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

By Eric Shawn

0_25_tresa_450Aug. 17: ACORN staffer Tresa Kaelke advises a ‘pimp’ and ‘prostitute’ during an undercover taping by two filmmakers.

LAS VEGAS —  When ACORN took to Las Vegas and started playing “Blackjack” and “21,” the activist group was making a far bigger gamble than it ever guessed, according to Nevada prosecutors.

There’s nothing wrong with playing the tables in Vegas, but authorities say ACORN was using the names of those casino games as a cover to illegally pay workers to sign up voters as part of an illegal quota system.

A preliminary hearing Tuesday in the downtown Clark County courthouse has put ACORN on trial for the first time as a criminal defendant.

Until now, prosecutions for voter registration fraud have focused on ACORN workers, and authorities have secured guilty pleas from several who admitted to falsifying

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