California Rural Legal Assistance violated federal law?
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found "substantial evidence the CRLA has violated federal law" by soliciting clients, working a fee-generating case, requesting attorney fees and associating with political activities... [they] apparently flouted congressional reforms blocking actions like lobbying and advocacy, getting involved in class-action litigation and representing illegal immigrants.As previously discussed, WCW freely admits that they were "initiated" by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
...Jose Padilla, CRLA's executive director, issued a statement Thursday night saying his organization was "doing exactly the job Congress and the Legal Services Corporation funded it to do."
...The report said that despite a federal prohibition against political activities, CRLA's executive director endorsed something called "The World Can't Wait: Drive Out the Bush Regime." Another company official co-hosted a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. Both officials cited their CRLA affiliations in connection with the events...
The report from the LSC IG was initiated by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), and the reason appears to be because of their advocacy for environmental causes that would appear to impact his farmer constituents.
Note the the CRLA's Foundation has also endorsed the AgJobs amnesty.