Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Acorn Workers Cleared in Prostitute Video

MARCH 1, 2010
Acorn Workers Cleared in Prostitute Video
Associated Press

A New York prosecutor's office says it has found no criminal wrongdoing on the part of three Acorn employees caught on video advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend.

The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Monday that its five-month inquiry is over and that no criminal activity was found.

The videos were made by conservative activists Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, who used a hidden camera on visits to offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Since then, Mr. O'Keefe has been arrested after visiting Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. He denies trying to tamper with the Democrat's phones.

The Brooklyn video caught Acorn workers apparently advising the pair to bolster their housing application by lying about Ms. Giles's "profession'' and laundering her earnings.

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