GAO to Investigate ACORN

Posted on December 17, 2009

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From The Hill:

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has informed two House Republicans that it will investigate ACORN’s use of federal funds.

The GAO sent a letter to Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, informing them of its decision. Smith and Issa on Thursday released the letter, dated Dec. 7.

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) claims this investigation will help find out where various federal funds given to the organization have ended up. As of now, no one can verify that the federal monies were used as intended.

Although the organization is under investigation in numerous states , their funds, which had been cut off, were reinstated last week by a federal judge.

 Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)  also called on the FBI to launch its own investigation.  We’ll see if anything comes of it.

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