IRS Puts Liens On ACORN Properties – UPDATED

Ooops. Via New York Post.

ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group “absolutely pays its taxes.” Not true: The IRS and Louisiana’s taxmen have imposed nearly $2 million in liens against ACORN for failing to fork over taxes at its New Orleans national headquarters.

The IRS recently filed a $548,000 lien against the group, and Louisiana state tax officials have slapped $334,000 in liens on ACORN since last October.

At the Orleans Parish Clerk of Courts Office, Pelican researcher Steve Beatty found a Sept. 3 IRS filing showing that “Elysian Fields Corp., Inc., Alter Ego of ACORN” skipped five quarterly withholding-tax payments — covering income, Social Security and Medicare levies — in 2005-08, and made no federal unemployment-tax payments for the fourth quarters of 2007 and 2008.

Just to be clear. ACORN deducted the money from their employees paychecks and  kept the money.

This is big news right now – why wasn’t it all the other times? According to the American Spectator.

The most egregious example is the fact that more than 200 federal, state, and local tax liens adding up to more than $3 million have been filed against the ACORN network since 1989. All of these liens, which are only issued by creditor tax agencies after a tax debt has become seriously delinquent, are associated with ACORN’s 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue address in New Orleans, Louisiana. That address is the official headquarters for nearly 300 ACORN-affiliated groups.

Just another ‘member’ of the Obama administration not paying taxes – surprise anyone?

UPDATE:

Copies Actual Tax Liens.

Federal Tax Lien – $548,213.25 – Filed September 3, 2009

State Tax Lien 1 – $306,702.73 – Filed October 29, 2008

State Tax Lien 2 – $26,036.01 – Filed November 24, 2008

State Tax Lien 3 – $1,382.69 – Filed July 2, 2009

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2 responses to “IRS Puts Liens On ACORN Properties – UPDATED

  1. gloucesterontheditch

    Do you think you might be able to post actual copies of the liens? There is considerable specificity on them, despite ACORN’s absolute intent at evasiveness.

    With so many federal agencies commening audits and investigations, it would seem prudent that the U.S. Attorney would file a motion for appointment of a trusteeship or conservatorship, or a receivership depending on how the myriad faces of ACORN have disguised themselves.

    There is abundant evidence of willful intent to defraud both federal and state governments and an urgent concern that assets will be removed by responsible parties if those assets are not restricted.

    Then, this may be just another case of selective enforcement and process of law. Andrew Sullivan was able to get Obama to intercede on his behalf for a dope smoking and possession charge on federal property. The U.S. Attorney ordered the case dismissed, to the consternation of the Magistrate judge who was to hear the case.

    Mr. Sullivan, who is a British subject, has been seeking citizenship in the U.S. It was deemed necessary that his arrest for illegal drugs on federal property might hinder his forthcoming hearing on immigration. His alleged and notorious sexual immorality has contributed and prolonged the immigration process.

    There have been suggestions that Dale Rathke, embezzler of nearly $1 million in ACORN funds shares unexpected proclivities to ‘off balance’ sheet activites as well. Dale Rathke is the brother of ACORN founder and abettor in criminal embezzlement, Wade Rathke.

    As some folks are wont to say, ‘thems good people!’

    • speakmymindblog

      It is an interesting time we live in – not in a good way. We have to keep pushing, this corruption has been going on for too long – from both parties.

      Thanks for your comment – I posted the actual tax liens for your perusal ;o)