Second ACORN Video Shows Workers Helping Pimp & Prostitute in Washington DC
Two ACORN officials in Baltimore were fired on Thursday after offering to help a man and a woman who posed as a pimp and prostitute to engage in child prostitution and a series of tax crimes. On Friday, another secretly shot video tape has surfaced which shows the same couple getting very similar advice from ACORN workers in Washington D.C.
The videotape was shot on July 25, and shows ACORN workers explaining to the couple how they could hide the woman's professed work in prostitution and get a loan that would help them establish a brothel.
Posing as the pimp was 25-year-old independent filmmaker James O'Keefe. 20-year-old Hannah Giles posted as the prostitute.
The video shows the couple receiving advice on how to establish the woman as the sole proprietor of a fake company to hide the nature of her business.
"She's not going to put on (the loan application) that she's doing prostitution ... she doesn't have to. You don't have to sit back and tell people what you do," said the ACORN staffer.
The ACORN worker is also shown suggesting that O'Keefe can purchase a house and then as the landlord, if ever questioned by the authorities, he could say he was unaware of the illegal business going on inside.
"[W]hen the police ask you, (tell them) you don't know where (the money is) coming from. We are looking out for you."
O'Keefe told the ACORN staffers that he has a budding political career. They suggest later that he not linger around the house in case people "put the dots together" and leave him "smeared and tarnished" by his association with his prostitute girlfriend, and state that he should keep her business "low key".
FOX News aired the video and sought comment from ACORN. A spokesman for ACORN said that the organization would need to look at the full tape and transcript before they could comment.
A day prior to the Washington DC video shooting, O'Keefe and Giles visited ACORN workers in Baltimore. Here they were told how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador who they said they wanted to import as prostitutes.
Here is the video: