Thursday, September 24, 2009

ACORN Vows "Serious" Internal Probe, Sues Filmmakers

ACORN Vows 'Serious' Internal Probe, Sues Filmmakers - Political News -

ACORN vows to do a serious internal investigation and also sues the filmmakers. Oh, well. No good deed goes unpunished.

The IRS said it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program. The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring. ACORN provided help on about 25,000 returns, the IRS said.

As for the lawsuit, ACORN says no tax returns were actually prepared at the Baltimore office, and that the audio portion of the video recorded there was obtained illegally, since Maryland requires two-party consent for sound recordings. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit cites "extreme emotional distress" on behalf of two workers who were fired after the video was posted online.

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