Political Scandals Push ACORN Into Ch. 7

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Shutting its doors after 40 years of political activism and a high-profile voter registration scandal during the 2008 election, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Inc. has filed for bankruptcy with more than $4 million in debt.

ACORN lodged its petition for Chapter 7 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York as the mid-term elections began Tuesday, citing less than $115,000 in assets.

The group, which some conservative pundits and politicians accused of voter registration fraud during the...
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