LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge is giving defunct community organizing group ACORN a maximum $5,000 fine for its part in an illegal voter registration scheme in the 2008 election cycle.
Clark County District Judge Donald Mosley on Wednesday criticized the now-bankrupt corporation for making a "mockery" of the election process.
Prosecutors say ACORN authorized a Las Vegas operative to run a voter-registration program that paid cash incentives for signing up voters and forced workers to meet quotas to keep their jobs.
Nevada prosecutors dropped 12 other felony counts against the ACORN after the organization pleaded guilty in April to one count of felony compensation for registration of voters.
ACORN has maintained it did not authorize the compensation program.
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