ACORN Officials Could Face Criminal Charges for Trying to Help 'Pimp' and 'Prostitute' Thursday, September 10, 2009 http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,549001,00.html Staffers for the community organizing group ACORN could face criminal charges after being caught on video encouraging a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute to commit federal tax fraud and offering to help them — for a fee — to establish a child brothel, legal experts say. In a video made public Thursday, two visitors to an ACORN office in Baltimore told staffers they needed assistance securing housing where the woman, a 20-year-old who called herself "Kenya," could continue to run her prostitution business. An ACORN official told the couple how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador that they said they wanted to import as prostitutes. Though no tax forms were filed and the child prostitutes didn't exist, the ACORN official engaged in "numerous acts of criminal facilitation," said Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News senior judicial analyst. "Criminal facilitation occurs whenever a person encourages, enables, entices, or explains to another how to commit crimes with the real purpose of helping that person to commit those crimes" — a violation the ACORN employee "committed in full," he said. Napolitano said the worker could also face charges for criminal conspiracy, though each charge would require a heavier burden to prove: a so-called "act of furtherance" — a concrete move that makes the conspiracy active. Napolitano outlined eight crimes the ACORN worker could potentially have committed that could bring a total sentence of 24 years in prison, including criminal facilitation and conspiracy to: • (a) commit prostitution • (b) operate a prostitution ring • (c) file false documents with taxing and other government authorities • (d) file false documents with a bank [also known as bank fraud] • (e) violate numerous immigration laws • (f) transport children into the U.S. for immoral purposes • (g) transport women into the U.S. for immoral purposes [also known as violating the Mann Act] • (h) impair the welfare of minors. These are the people Obama promised would help him develop his agenda.