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National City ACORN Worker Gets $100K Settlement From James O’Keefe


The video made by James O'Keefe of former ACORN worker Juan Carlos Vera.

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.

Vera lost his job and ACORN broke apart because of the video. Vera sued O’Keefe for videotaping without his consent. A state attorney general’s report also found that the video was "severely edited."

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.

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Peking_Duck_SD | March 7, 2013 at 8:29 p.m. ― 4 years ago

Where are all the right-wingers now?

At the time this hit the news, Republicans used it as their biggest "gotcha" moment in years.

ACORN was demonized and FOX "news" giddily ran this "incriminating footage" over and aver again as if they found the journalistic nirvana.

Now that all the damage has been done, they have moved on.

Lives ruined to make some cheat political capital at the time, I guess the whole thing served their purposes.

I'm glad the courts are at least recognizing the real victim here.

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