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Andrew Breitbart’s new website, Big Government, has videotape of ACORN officials in Baltimore offering to help two people posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service in order to secure housing — and giving advice on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents.
James O’Keefe conducted the undercover investigation and has the full transcript here.
Fox News adds:
A second ACORN employee can be heard on the audiotape suggesting that the couple join the organization for an annual cost of $120 prior to attending one of its first-time homebuyer seminars, which are underwritten with taxpayer funds.
Later, when the “pimp” asks what would happen if the organization is somehow connected to the scheme, the ACORN staffer replies, “First of all, it’s not gonna damage us because we not gonna know. And with your girls, you tell them, ‘Be careful.’ Train them to keep their mouth shut.”
“These girls are like 14, how can we trust them?” the pimp asks.
“Just be very, very careful,” the ACORN staffer says. “Whatever you do, always keep your eyes in the back of your head.”
Reached by FOX News, O’Keefe said he was “shocked” at the level of assistance provided by ACORN staffers.
“I was prepared for them to call the police, throw me out of the office and be hostile,” he said. “Without hesitation, they helped me every way they could with evading taxes and setting me up with a brothel, with getting around federal tax laws — doing everything they could to help us. I was completely shocked.”
Readers of this blog and Culture of Corruption are already familiar with the Baltimore ACORN office and its lying, law-breaking thugs.
Repeat after me: ACORN is a criminal enterprise.