Bank of America Finally Gets One right and Backs Away From ACORN... Slowly
BAC! I'm so proud of you!!
Bank of America Corp has suspended its current commitments to ACORN Housing, an affiliate of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a scandal-hit U.S. liberal grassroots group, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday.
The banking company "will not enter into any further agreements with ACORN or any of its affiliates," pending assessments of the organization's operations, the paper quoted a Bank of America spokesman as saying.
ACORN Housing has worked with Bank of America and other large banks on foreclosure-prevention efforts, the Journal said.
Earlier this month, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed legislation that would cut off federal money to ACORN, after a conservative activist secretly filmed Acorn employees giving tax and housing advice to a couple who said they wanted to set up a brothel.
"Bank of America takes recent allegations made against ACORN and ACORN Housing Corporation employees very seriously," the paper quoted bank as saying in a statement.
I mean really, if anyone needs to avoid another scandal right about now...