Here we go again:

Associated Press – November 6, 2009 2:24 PM ET

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – State investigators are searching the New Orleans offices of the activist group ACORN in connection with embezzlement and tax fraud allegations.

Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said a warrant was obtained to seize computers, hard drives and other documents after ACORN attorneys said two unidentified former employees took computers and other items when they left the organization.

I tend to presume that the Associated Press managed to put this rather under investigated report together just so they can say they’re actually covered the thing.  The trouble is they laugh so much out as to be laughable.  Andy Breitbart’s Big Government seems a bit more complete:

State Investigators removing evidence from ACRON office on NOLA. Photo from Big Government Contributor Kevin Kane

State Investigators removing evidence from ACRON office in NOLA. Photo from Big Government Contributor Kevin Kane

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has served a search warrant at the ACORN office at 2609 Canal Street, according to Tammi Arender Herring, a spokeswoman with the office.

Investigators in khaki pants and polo shirts loaded several dozen computers and other electronic items into an SUV. They are also carrying records out of the building on handcarts.

The large office building sits at the corner of Dorgenois and Canal. ACORN staffers were given no notice that a search would be conducted today, Herring said.

I suppose that to most reasonable people, that doesn’t sound like an investigation of somebody stealing computers out of the place, that sounds like an investigation of what’s on the remaining computers, with the claim of theft from ACRON being a catalyst to allow the state attorneys to act as they did…. with a warrant.  Moreover, as the AP link reports the original allegations that they are supposedly investigating now are over a year old.  There’s something far deeper going on here than the state investigator is willing to admit to.  Thing is, iyou’d never get that impression from the Associated Press report.

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