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Report: ACORN Embezzlement Was $5 Million, Not Merely $1 Million

By on 10.5.09 | 7:02PM

The Louisiana attorney general's office says the embezzlement at ACORN years ago involved $5 million, not the originally reported figure of close to $1 million, according to BigGovernment.com which cites a report from NOLA.com.

The $5 million figure is reportedly mentioned in a subpoena. My sources inside ACORN say the $5 million figure is an exaggeration.

Current ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis reportedly today denied the figure was $5 million. Lewis is scheduled to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Meanwhile, Karen Inman, who was a national board member at ACORN until Lewis expelled her for asking too many questions about the embezzlement, writes about ACORN's corruption at the Minnesota Public Radio website. Inman is a co-founder of the reform group 'ACORN 8.'

Inman's post was published hours before the news broke that the embezzlement figure had been upwardly revised by the Louisiana attorney general.

Michelle Malkin adds that the $5 million figure isn't new at all.

(This post was revised repeatedly as new information came in.)

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