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James O'Keefe and friends plead guilty in Mary Landrieu office caper
New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 26, 2010 | Ramon Antonio Vargas

Posted on 05/27/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by reaganairport

The four defendants who were arrested in January in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in the Hale Boggs federal complex in New Orleans pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.

Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles III sentenced Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan each to two years probation, a fine of $1,500 and 75 hours of community service during their first year of probation.

James O'Keefe, as leader of the group and famous for posing as a pimp in ACORN office videos, received three years of probation, a fine of $1,500 and 100 hours of community service.

Each of the defendants made a statement to the court. They said they did not intend to commit a crime They also apologized for the inconvenience they caused security workers at the federal building....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: acorn; breitbart; jamesokeefe; landrieu; okeefe; whistleblower

1 posted on 05/27/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by reaganairport
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pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.

So no wiretapping charges? No felonies? Sad day for those wanting to see the end of James O'Keefe.

2 posted on 05/27/2010 7:05:19 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: reaganairport

Some pretty minor stuff considering the fact that the leftards wanted them put in a federal prison for several consecutive life sentences.

BTW I see that Bertha Lewis got herself arrested yesterday.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: reaganairport

The DUmmies’ heads are exploding. They wanted a frog march to the slammer.


4 posted on 05/27/2010 7:05:54 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: reaganairport

This does not absolve Acorn of wanting to help set up brothels.


5 posted on 05/27/2010 7:06:17 AM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

The significant part is the probation. That puts them under the hammer if they get into even minor trouble next time.


6 posted on 05/27/2010 7:08:35 AM PDT by reaganairport
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What are the conditions of the probation? Will this shut O’Keefe down?
7 posted on 05/27/2010 7:09:04 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: cripplecreek; All

Just what I figured would happen...

Fine

probation

community service.

Hmmmm......I wonder if recording ACORN felonies could be construed as “ community service” ?


8 posted on 05/27/2010 7:10:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: reaganairport

He did some great things with ACORN thugs, but this was wrong. I don’t think he deserved prison, but he now has a criminal record for being stupid.


9 posted on 05/27/2010 7:10:49 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: reaganairport

He can alway do his community service by helping Acorn! LOL


10 posted on 05/27/2010 7:11:52 AM PDT by lakeman (,)
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To: Truth29
Will this shut O'Keefe down?

It means no more illegal (even slightly illegal) tactics for the next three years or he goes to jail. If he wises up a bit, that won't be a problem; if not, it will.

11 posted on 05/27/2010 7:17:16 AM PDT by reaganairport
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“He did some great things with ACORN thugs, but this was wrong. I don’t think he deserved prison, but he now has a criminal record for being stupid.”

Rather, he suffered the wrath of the left, who ever heard of “entering a federal building under false pretenses”? Every democrat politician does that daily. The criminal record is a badge of honor to a great American, so what the heck are you talking about?


12 posted on 05/27/2010 7:29:32 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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... who ever heard of “entering a federal building under false pretenses”? Every democrat politician does that daily...

Exactly. They swore an oath to defend the Constitution and they work every day in federal buildings to destroy the Constitution. Didn't Timothy Geithner cheat on his taxes in a federal building?

13 posted on 05/27/2010 7:35:32 AM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Wpin
who ever heard of “entering a federal building under false pretenses”? Every democrat politician does that daily.

Brilliant comment! If OKeefe had done the same thing trying to nail a conservative politician he'd have been awarded a Pulitzer and be a featured speaker at the National Press Club.

14 posted on 05/27/2010 7:36:45 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (I donÂ’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: Wpin

“entering a federal building under false pretenses”?

I’ll have to say that charge sounds like a steaming pile of...

So he’s a criminal and Barney Frank is pillar of ethics?


15 posted on 05/27/2010 7:37:49 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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“entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.”

The president and 95% of the Congress are guilty of this too.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 7:42:16 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Wpin

Investigative journalists do this all the time and sometimes even at the offices of republican lawmakers. The only difference here is that left wingers are never prosecuted.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 7:49:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.

WOW ! I thought the government was
of the people by the people for the people
.

I thought they entered in order to find out
if our employee mary landreiu was liying to her employers.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 8:13:41 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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"...entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.

Sooo...how did Obama get off???

19 posted on 05/27/2010 8:36:12 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Boycott PA 12!)
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Doesn’t CBS do this every day of the week in a Republican administration? Can we get a prosecutor in 2013 who remembers these precedents that the left has set for us?


20 posted on 05/27/2010 8:40:54 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama hawking Special K-- www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rDJdHQspuI)
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Sooo...how did Obama get off???

here's how

21 posted on 05/27/2010 8:43:36 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama hawking Special K-- www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rDJdHQspuI)
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To: Niteranger68

Fear. our judicial system is afraid of our government.


22 posted on 05/27/2010 8:47:39 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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