ACORN Plans Employee Investigation

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The advocacy group ACORN announced Wednesday that it will launch an independent investigation, after workers were caught on tape advising a couple to lie to get funds from the government.  

In addition to the investigation, the group says it will refuse any new admissions into its service program.

ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said the decision came due to "the indefensible action of a handful of our employees."

A hidden camera investigation led to the release of a video, Monday, showing ACORN workers advising a man and a woman posing as a prostitute and her pimp to lie to get government funds to open a brothel.

The pair visited ACORN offices in New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and San Bernadino, Calif.

ACORN previously said the videos were edited to make their employees look guilty.

Since 1994, ACORN has received around $53 million in taxpayer money. In response to the controversy, the Senate voted Tuesday to stop giving housing grants to the group.

The Washington Examiner's Kevin Mooney appeared on Wednesday's CBN Newschannel's Morning program to talk about his investigation into ACORN's dealings.

Click play to watch the interview.

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