ACORN Defendant Sentenced
In November, ACORN representative Amy Busefinko entered a plea of no contest to two counts of conspiracy to commit compensation for registration of voters, a gross misdemeanor crime. She entered an Alford plea, meaning she didn’t admit guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors could prove their case against her.
Busefinko was the last individual defendant to be tried.
District Judge Donald Mosley sentenced Busefinkto one year probation during which she must perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $4000 fine. State prosecutors had recommended a fine of $1000.
State attorney general, Catherine Cortez-Masto’s office is still pursuing a case against ACORN. The community grass-roots organization ceased operation and filed for bankruptcy in November.