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Filmmaker Who Targeted ACORN Arrested in Alleged Senate Phone Scheme
Fox News ^ | 01/25/10

Posted on 01/26/2010 1:02:28 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan

Developing ... James O'Keefe, of ACORN sting video fame, and three other suspects have been arrested by the FBI for interfering with LA Senator Landrieu's phone system on federal property.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; bhodoj; cultureofcorruption; doublestandard; fbi; injusticedepartment; jamesokeefe; landrieu; okeefe; rico; showtrial; theneworleans4; wiretapping
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1 posted on 01/26/2010 1:02:30 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Could O’Keefe be that stupid, or is this some sort of frame up?

My money’s on the latter.


2 posted on 01/26/2010 1:04:24 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

For the sake of my government, the arrests had better be based on legitimate evidence of an actual crime.

I’m just sayin’.


3 posted on 01/26/2010 1:04:41 PM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This will be on the news ad nauseum for a long time.


4 posted on 01/26/2010 1:05:08 PM PST by SoDak (bitter clinger)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hey I have a great idea: Let’s take the government’s word for what happened!


5 posted on 01/26/2010 1:05:39 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Liz; maggief; SE Mom; STARWISE; hoosiermama; JustPiper; Madame Dufarge; Lakeshark; kcvl; just; ...

No details yet!


6 posted on 01/26/2010 1:05:47 PM PST by onyx
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To: Admin Moderator

Please update the link on this article to the following.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/26/acorn-antagonist-arrested-senate-phone-scheme/

Thanks!


7 posted on 01/26/2010 1:06:51 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/26/acorn-antagonist-arrested-senate-phone-scheme/


8 posted on 01/26/2010 1:07:06 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SoDak

I guess the MSM will have to be dragged kicking and screaming to this story after a few weeks, just like they were when the original ACORN videos broke.

Oh, wait.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 1:07:08 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: BuckeyeTexan

WHAT?!!!!!!!


10 posted on 01/26/2010 1:07:31 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Sir Gawain

Will a March on DC come of this?
They do it for scum like Mumia...


11 posted on 01/26/2010 1:08:17 PM PST by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Easy ~ this guy was down in New Orleans which is the capital city of the entire ACORN operation. They were supposedly in Moon Landrieu's daughter's office (in a federal building perhaps?) and had tools, etc. and it is claimed they were going to mess with her phone system.

It's not beyond belief this particular US Senator can be influenced to participate in further crime. After all she took a $300 million bribe from Obama and his lackeys.

She ought to be among the top targets for all independent scandal breakers.

12 posted on 01/26/2010 1:08:31 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 1:08:38 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: All
Here's the FBI affidavit.

An FBI affidavit says the incident happened Monday. At least two of the suspects were dressed in work clothes and construction hats and claimed they were technicians for a telephone company.

The other three were identified as Stan Dai, 24; Robert Flanagan 24; and Joseph Basel, 24.

14 posted on 01/26/2010 1:08:45 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

We should have seen this one coming. BO’s ACORNS have been having a rough go of it lately. Payback is a ...


15 posted on 01/26/2010 1:09:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (J.D. Hayworth for Senate!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Scummy bunch at the FBI....


16 posted on 01/26/2010 1:09:32 PM PST by pointsal
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To: pointsal
Scummy bunch at the FBI....

And another thread on FR says they are hiring 3500 new employees this year.

17 posted on 01/26/2010 1:11:10 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Peter W. Kessler
I agree frame up.

FREE THE NEW ORLEANS 4.
18 posted on 01/26/2010 1:11:45 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

I’d take that bet. O’Keefe has(had) a promising future, and was very aggressive in getting scoops. Unfortunately I don’t think he would have used enough restraint in the pursuit of a good story.


19 posted on 01/26/2010 1:11:54 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I think this is what Obama was talking about when he said they will be “fighting back.” This will be an ugly 2010 race and an ugly couple of years leading up to 2012 but we will prevail.


20 posted on 01/26/2010 1:12:30 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: gibtx2

If convicted, the suspects face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any prison term, according the Justice Department.

Damn. Just damn. Why did O’Keefe go this route?


21 posted on 01/26/2010 1:12:54 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

FOX always gets the big breaking stories wrong.


22 posted on 01/26/2010 1:13:25 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
O'Keefe admitted it all, according to the Affidavit of accusation.

He's toast.

23 posted on 01/26/2010 1:13:35 PM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

One could the DNC in this along with Move On Org..


24 posted on 01/26/2010 1:13:56 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I really thought O’Keefe was smarter than this. I do hope he has a good explanation/defense.


25 posted on 01/26/2010 1:13:56 PM PST by Jedidah (Be bold, be sharp, be blunt -- but show a kind conservative heart. The world watches and takes note.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

One could the DNC in this along with Move On Org..


26 posted on 01/26/2010 1:14:00 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: muawiyah

Right smack dab in the center of the BIG EASY.

~snip~

“Activist James O’Keefe, 25, was already in Landrieu’s New Orleans office Monday when Robert Flanagan and Joseph Basel, both 24, showed up claiming to be telephone repairmen, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office. Letten says O’Keefe recorded the two with his cell phone.”


27 posted on 01/26/2010 1:14:49 PM PST by onyx
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To: pointsal

The FBI has apparently been overtaken by the left.


28 posted on 01/26/2010 1:15:35 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

John Kerry’s brother bugged his opponents headquarters in Lowell MA.


29 posted on 01/26/2010 1:15:51 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

John Kerry’s brother bugged his opponents headquarters in Lowell MA.


30 posted on 01/26/2010 1:16:02 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hummmm,

I wonder how the FBI was so fast on this? Maybe they were already tapping the prostitutes, er senators phone lines and didn’t like the competition?


31 posted on 01/26/2010 1:16:08 PM PST by sleddogs
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To: BuckeyeTexan

FBI Violent Crime Squad?


32 posted on 01/26/2010 1:16:24 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The media could not ignore O’Keefe when he exposed ACORN.

But now I bet they won’t be able to stop talking about him.


33 posted on 01/26/2010 1:16:24 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Peter W. Kessler
"Could O’Keefe be that stupid, or is this some sort of frame up?"

So what, someone made O'Keefe and his co-conspirators wear telephone repairman/technician's clothes and forced them to make entry into Landrieu's office? Not likely.

If you read the affidavit, it's quite clear that they were up to some monkey-business. Does that monkey-business rise to the level of a federal crime? Well, if they were indeed manipulating the phone system, or attempting to gain access to a secured area where phone equipment is located, they're going to need some competent counsel.

34 posted on 01/26/2010 1:17:33 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: pointsal

I don’t know whether they are guilty or not, but I’m not going to jump to slandering the FBI agents involved until I know more. And I must say that if they did as described, that was incredibly stupid and we can’t and shouldn’t defend it.


35 posted on 01/26/2010 1:18:42 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: earlJam

Yeah, this story and O’Keefe got very little attention when it came to ACORN....but now....we will all know who he is!

Geesh


36 posted on 01/26/2010 1:18:49 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: earlJam; cardinal4

I’ll bet they were prepping to make a citizen’s arrest.


37 posted on 01/26/2010 1:19:06 PM PST by Ax
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Seems Hannah had more sense:


38 posted on 01/26/2010 1:19:08 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Is this kid really that stupid? I want to hear the whole story.


39 posted on 01/26/2010 1:19:31 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Peter W. Kessler

“Could O’Keefe be that stupid, or is this some sort of frame up?”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/26/acorn-antagonist-arrested-senate-phone-scheme/

Looks pretty dumb on its face. Why do this, when the ACORN sting was soo successful? If they indeed are convicted, it will lessen the power of the ACORN/COI sting in the public’s mind.


40 posted on 01/26/2010 1:19:35 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not all of the FBI, just the “eager beavers” looking to score points with the politicians in the bureau, and there are a LOT of them.


41 posted on 01/26/2010 1:20:36 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: Lazamataz
He's toast.

Yep, and all the work against ACORN just went out the window.....

42 posted on 01/26/2010 1:21:12 PM PST by ScreamingFist
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To: sleddogs
"I wonder how the FBI was so fast on this?"

I think it's reasonable to assume that Lanrieu's office is in the same building as the New Orlean's FBI office. My guess is someone from Landieu's office called the FBI, as would be protocol when anything strange happens in a federal office. How long can it possibly take for an agent to meander a few floors down to the site of the alleged crime? I don't think it's any great mystery "how the FBI was so fast on this".

43 posted on 01/26/2010 1:21:16 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: 9YearLurker

You should have participated rather than being a 9 year lurker.

BS


44 posted on 01/26/2010 1:22:12 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The MSM will have to explain how it is the filmaker was a big deal, when they never showed the films.


45 posted on 01/26/2010 1:22:37 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Dan Nunn

The Feds go absolutely ape if there is a hint of unauthorized wiretapping. If O’Keefe was trying to plant a bug, they will crucify him. This is one crime where even the cops will (sometimes) eat their own.


46 posted on 01/26/2010 1:22:37 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Heavyrunner
They were arrested later by the U.S. Marshal's Service. Details of the arrest were not available. A fourth man, Stan Dai, 24, was also arrested,

None available huh? A fishing expedition. I smell cheesy charges by ACORN aka Holder.

47 posted on 01/26/2010 1:22:45 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 9YearLurker
"I don’t know whether they are guilty or not, but I’m not going to jump to slandering the FBI agents involved until I know more. And I must say that if they did as described, that was incredibly stupid and we can’t and shouldn’t defend it."

Thank you for the voice of reason. I agree completely.

48 posted on 01/26/2010 1:22:57 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This will probably be bigger than Watergate for the Democrats now and just show how evil all conservatives/Republicans are. That’s the way the media will play this up.

This could not come at a worse time. The only good thing is that O’Keefe (as of yet) hasn’t really identified himself with being part of any Tea Party or Republican movement. I know that won’t prevent the media from tying him to them, but they can’t make any ties.


49 posted on 01/26/2010 1:23:12 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The police report says that all four admitted they had entered the premises under false pretenses.

If they attempted to screw around with the phone system, they are in deep doo-doo.

50 posted on 01/26/2010 1:23:16 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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