ACORN, Former Official Due in Court in Nevada Case
October 27, 2009 - 12:46 PMLawyers for the political advocacy group ACORN and a former supervisor say they'll plead not guilty to charges that they illegally paid canvassers to register Nevada voters during last year's presidential campaign.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and former regional supervisor Amy Busefink are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Las Vegas.
ACORN is charged with compensation for registration of voters. The 27-year-old Busefink is charged with principle to the crime of compensation for registration of voters.
Both are low-level felonies carrying the possibility of a $5,000 fine for the nonprofit entity, and probation or less than one year in jail for Busefink.
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