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Force an official who was not waiting Freddie consultations or congressional votes before deciding -- court.
Is Louisiana attorney general buddy Caldwell is investigation is already underway -- joins us now from New Orleans for an explosive interview.
-- -- -- -- Yeah well thank you very much mr.
You have several.
Ways of going after acorn and I want to go through those.
Those various ways and and and see whether you have built a case the first one that I see is that.
This dale -- who was the brother of the guy who started acorn apparently embezzled close to a million dollars we've reported that but you suggest that.
Acorn is not coming forth -- that information constitutes obstruction of justice correct.
Well what I told Bill O'Reilly and back through due to understand so that I have provide Shin Bet there was correct.
I started in January of 2000 and I.
-- -- -- -- -- Bomb and at that time.
I realize there's somebody had dropped the ball and let.
The most important case -- cry.
I'm sure federal authorities and maybe they -- as.
There's some of the other tax divisions can look at that -- there was a conspiracy.
Which may not have -- ground.
And not wait donated body and I'm looking at that -- I have for my show and which is I've been a Bobble.
And -- get the cooperation.
And have issued subpoenas to get bat.
And -- denying so above water -- victory this 200.
That are in the Louisiana State database.
Yeah by the way bush there should we should mention -- that most of those are in one building if you're to believe that acorn.
Is supposed to be home that one building that used to be a funeral home.
Houses apparently 207.
Well the address.
All the corporations.
Is that trend toward it -- Malaysian -- and new oral.
We're looking at a at a video right now of that location go ahead.
And acorn has several other organizations.
-- -- Acorn International.
We've issued subpoenas -- -- -- so well.
All the -- in national bank in New Orleans where the financial records are big bank and the most efficient way -- -- Louisiana.
Dark and my -- a Bobble investigation gift of amateur record includes and who was so working.
All the organizations.
Then you can look at all book buying that are that they've -- player going oh man and that there are some.
Video evidence the the things that.
Box has put around.
And -- -- mortgage gains and all the -- horrible -- a lot.
-- facilitating Arab it supposedly facilitating a -- and setting up by a bordello -- underage workers from Central America but.
Let let me just ask you whether that tape the tape -- we're now looking is gonna help you.
Develop your case you're subpoenas.
Against acorn try to get information from them.
Were issued back in August before the tapes were released are you gonna in some -- use those tapes to help you help you build a case.
Well we can use that -- -- reflect on credibility.
People in a corner who might did not.
Involve month our other -- Out slow yes they can't help.
And they helped other witnesses know that they're under the gun and could be in a lot of trouble.
But we have getting cooperation.
By going straight to the horses -- And getting -- financial records so we're going -- So again got a lot of -- I just want to make sure we energy you have all of the information all.
All of the fact that the bank statements and all the information that you requested.
In this subpoena that you put out in August you've got all that stuff right now you're going through.
Now we do not have -- we do have some and we have received cooperation.
From the acorn folks.
And are going -- We're dead interviews.
And -- packet that the federal law enforcement officers and other states.
Two might be -- -- -- and the raw footage.
-- appeared on fox.
Gonna do some good.
Now you also -- going after them for investment fraud you say that egg acorn deprive the public.
Of its right to honest services and engaged.
In a racketeering enterprise affecting interstate commerce he tells a little bit about that portion of the of the young well proposal.
Blue Deanna has a racketeering statute just like the federal -- bit.
So the integrity.
Of -- investigation and I can't.
Are released through my chip -- my nation own bat.
Right now but I can't tell you that we will use every bank.
In our arsenal to implicate.
And it bit -- -- about how to -- a lot of -- -- and -- it done -- and back we have used some of the acorn executives to give us that combination.
And that's how we originally got some of the best -- of my -- we got.
So I'm a prosecutor I can't -- all rumors and innuendoes.
I gotta have evidence.
I'm not -- -- good with with what the rumor kind of bear for my action I gotta have bought -- site and that's way I'm personally and.
Understood understood but I gotta tell you I'm kind of a -- got myself and and I believe what my eyes see -- those videos are hard to dismiss.
In any way shape or form I got to ask you about one of the post ironic I gotta I gotta ask you but we're we're short on taxer.
One of the most ironic parts of -- the -- -- building.
Is going after -- -- for violating the fair labor standards act now this is a group.
That prides itself on upholding and fighting for the fair labor standards act what have they done to violate this -- in your mind.
Well the fair labor standards act would we really need.
Big get the air for -- -- The empirical -- election through the track record to reflect.
I'll bet that's one of the things that -- -- do it but until I've got a solid backs and -- and find out who was -- -- That's -- fairly exhausted -- teachers so Almeida.
Put the cart before the horse wouldn't be too Smart.
Right now -- Dan Hawkins live one by much or once did you know you trust the F relation to get in but you -- And that's what we're -- bit.
Well please please let us know how the case develops because we are very interest and and it indeed.
Buddy Caldwell is the attorney general for -- great state of Louisiana thank you very much mr.
Caldwell appreciate it.
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