Republican members of the House Oversight Committee have issued a new report accusing the embattled Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) of political corruption and numerous fraudulent dealings.
The 50,000 page report, titled Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies, accuses the scandal-plagued organization of voter registration fraud, improper use of taxpayer’s money and an unlawful partnership with a major labor union.
"Perceptions that ACORN is a charitable organization are simply wrong and part of ACORN’s efforts to deceive the American people," said Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the committee.
"ACORN is a political machine that uses a complex corporate web [and] powerful political allies to break laws in pursuit of a partisan agenda," he added.
The report also alleges that ACORN contributed to the financial collapse by intimidating banks into lowering mortgage lending standards, Fox News reports. Moreover, it accuses the organization of entering into an illegal agreement with the Service Employees International Union, a partnership that has been used to target political candidates, Republicans say.
Officials with the group are currently challenging Congress’ decision to strip ACORN of its financing in federal court.