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ACORN Office in Washington Starts Shutting Down

WASHINGTON -- A "for lease" sign has been posted in the window of the Washington office of ACORN.

The community activist group announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues. The closure comes six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.

Several ACORN chapters elsewhere in the country have split off and are rebranding, but ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan says he doesn't expect that to happen with the Capitol Hill location. Like other ACORN offices, Whelan says the D.C. office will be closed by April 1.