Ex-ACORN Vegas director to testify against group

Ex-ACORN Vegas director to testify against group
Aug 19 02:13 PM US/Eastern
By OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A former Las Vegas director for a political advocacy group accused of illegally paying canvassers to register voters during last year’s presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to testify against the group and another employee.Chief Deputy Nevada Attorney General Conrad Hafen said Wednesday that Christopher Edwards’ plea deal strengthens a felony case against the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now and Amy Busefink, a former regional voter registration director for ACORN.

Edwards pleaded guilty this week to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17.

Hafen says the group had a local policy of paying bonuses to canvassers who signed up 21 or more new voters per shift.

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