Thursday, March 7, 2013
A National City man who worked for the political group ACORN won $100,000 in a settlement today from activist James O’Keefe.
O’Keefe visited the ACORN office in 2009 and secretly recorded the visit. The video claimed to show the ACORN worker Juan Carlos Vera talking about using federal housing money to set up a prostitution ring.
O’Keefe will also apologize to Vera as part of the settlement.
O’Keefe’s ACORN video led to a congressional prohibition on federal funding for ACORN.