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DOJ Steers Countrywide Settlement Cash To Leftist Groups With Dem Ties

January 8, 2012
Judicial Watch
1/5/2012

The untold story of the Obama Administration’s widely reported, $335 million discrimination settlement with Countrywide Financial Corporation is that, under a secret Justice Department program, a chunk of the money won’t go to the “victims” but rather leftist groups not connected to the lawsuit.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will determine which “qualified organizations” get leftover settlement cash and Democrat-tied groups like the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and the open-borders National Council of La Raza (NCLR) stand to get large sums based on the hastily arranged deal which got court approval in just a few days.

Judicial Watch has investigated this controversial arrangement and in 2010 sued the DOJ to obtain information about the policy directing big portions of cash settlements from its civil rights lawsuits to organizations not officially connected to the cases. In response to JW’s lawsuit, the DOJ was forced to acknowledge that it has no official guidelines regarding “qualified organizations” that get leftover settlement funds and that it doesn’t monitor how the money is used.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. April 19, 2012 11:08 am

    I strongly agree with this article. There are a lot of valid points about the directions of numbers used in cash settlements. People have various opinions on what to do in these kind of situations and I feel it is tough to make a good choice and who is right to seek out for financial restitution. It can be troubling especially because it can be so overwhelming to deal with lawsuits and settlements.

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