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Computers, records seized at ACORN offices

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Posted: Nov 6, 2009 1:27 PM by Kelly Spell
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: ACORN, New Orleans, investigation, computers, records, attorney general

State investigators are searching the New Orleans offices of the activist group ACORN in connection with embezzlement and tax fraud allegations.

Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said a warrant was obtained to seize computers, hard drives and other documents after ACORN attorneys said two unidentified former employees took computers and other items when they left the organization.

Caldwell said investigators will copy records and hard drives then return them to ACORN.

He said the original allegations of embezzlement were made last year by ACORN board members who were fired after they asked for a forensic examination of the group's books.

ACORN fired the longtime director of its Louisiana chapter last month, citing a lack of accountability.

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