Government Wants Lead Poisoning Prevention Money Back

A government auditor has found that ACORN, an advocacy group, should repay $3.2 million that was supposed to be used to eliminate lead poisoning in low-income housing because the money was misspent. The Department of Housing and Urban Development found that money was spent on ineligible items, such as payroll taxes, workmen's compensation insurance and political contributions. Additionally, the audit found no evidence that the lead-paint removal work was performed at a reasonable cost.

Categories: Lead Poisoning