ACORN Colorado defunct, still drawing donations

May 22, 2010 12:54

Dan Bishop figured that when scandal-plagued ACORN went out of business it would stop deducting donations from his bank account. He was wrong.


“They supposedly shut down several months ago,” Bishop said. “I just assumed they would stop taking money.”

9Wants to Know has learned donations are still being collected for ACORN Colorado, the local branch of the liberal advocacy group.

Bishop says he signed up for automatic monthly payments several years ago, payments that continued being withdrawn after ACORN’s collapse.

ACORN closed state offices across the country after public backlash and a loss of government funding following the posting of a video on a conservative website that appeared to show ACORN employees advising a couple, posing as a pimp and a prostitute, on how to disguise their work for tax purposes.

The organization had previously been criticized over allegations of voter fraud.

The Colorado office is closed, its phone is disconnected and it filed paperwork with the Secretary of State on April 15 saying it was going out of business.


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