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Catholic Church Probing ACORN Millions In Fraud Funding

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Catholic Church may have learned its lesson from the last decade of scandals in not informing law enforcement agencies of crimes committed within their dioceses. The Washington Times is confirming that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hired forensic accounting specialists in July to look at ACORN’s funding for voter registration. Forensic accounting specialists have been hired to look into the fraud.

The CCHD sent $1,037,000 to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in 2007, including a $40,000 grant to an ACORN affiliate in Las Vegas that was raided last month by the Nevada attorney general’s office in a voter-fraud probe.

The Catholic aid agency has given more than $7.3 million to ACORN over the past decade for about 320 projects, according to the Catholic News Service.

In June, the Catholic Church froze a $1.2 million grant for 38 ACORN chapters after the community-organizing group was accused of voter fraud in 15 states.


Written by smalltalkwitht

November 3, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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  1. Sadly, Church fraud is common, from large, well organized programs to more minor instances of embezzlement in the local neighborhood church. It falls to the church leadership to responsibly manage their finances, and they should seek help from people with experience. I recently became aware of an excellent service called Weeds in the Garden, that offers great online resources and a questionnaire to help determine the security of your churches finances.

    Church Fraud Resources

    June 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

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