COLUMBUS, Ohio – The community organizing group ACORN has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to give up its Ohio business license and not return under another name.
ACORN was sued by the libertarian 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. The center alleged ACORN's voter registration drives amounted to organized crime because the group turned in fraudulent forms.
ACORN is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. It has until June 1 to surrender its Ohio license. It has ceased state operations but denies wrongdoing.
The 1815 Center says other terms of the settlement are confidential.
ACORN chapters have disbanded in states including New York and California but have resumed operations under new names.
Videos filmed at ACORN offices last year nearly ruined the organization. One showed employees apparently advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend to launder her earnings.