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Former Obama Staffer Busted for Attempted Identity Theft of Iowa Sec of State
The Iowa Republican ^ | 1/21/12 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 01/21/2012 6:59:50 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma

Barack Obama’s 2008 Iowa New Media Director was arrested Friday for attempting to use the identities of Secretary of State Matt Schultz, and/or his brother Thomas, with the intent to falsely implicate the Secretary Schultz in illegal or unethical behavior. Zach Edwards, 29, of Des Moines, currently works for Link Strategies, a Democrat-affiliated organization with ties to Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. Edwards is the Director of New Media for Link Strategies.

The Secretary of State’s office discovered the alleged crime and reported it to authorities. Edwards turned himself in to the Iowa DCI agents Friday afternoon. He was charged with identity theft, a misdemeanor, and booked into the Polk County jail. Edwards posted $2,000 bail and was released later on Friday. He faces up to two years in prison.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: democratcrimes; identitytheft; iowa; iowasos; obama; zacharyedwards; zachedwards

1 posted on 01/21/2012 6:59:55 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

This is the party of Obama and Harkin. The end justifies the means.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 7:01:26 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma; brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; ...

Ping


3 posted on 01/21/2012 7:03:35 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Another tidbit that demonstrates that Obama and those who surround him are thugs and/or criminals.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 7:03:40 AM PST by izzatzo (All in for Newt.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
arrested Friday for attempting to use the identities of

hey...shouldn't this also work against illegals ?
5 posted on 01/21/2012 7:03:56 AM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

HO, HO, HO. The party of transparency caught. They’ll do anything.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 7:05:04 AM PST by tillacum
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
and he should be charged with what ever crimes he was trying to incriminate the Schultz's for too!!!
7 posted on 01/21/2012 7:06:00 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

2K bond and possible 2 years?!?

Identity theft ought to be as serious as murder, or at least manslaughter, in my book! Most have no idea what it takes to get your good name back, if at all, after being a victim of this crap.

Treat it the same as home invasion with the penalties to be exacted as would a well prepared victim. Bang!


8 posted on 01/21/2012 7:08:16 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

He learned it in this in his community organizing class...it’s the Chicago way.


9 posted on 01/21/2012 7:10:34 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

“Edwards turned himself in to the Iowa DCI agents Friday afternoon”

‘Just putting himself in line to be husseins media czar this year.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 7:12:44 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I’ve always said that the Democrats will put Republicans in JAIL (or worse) if they could just figure out a way to do that. Most people on this site, and certainly most Republicans in leadership positions laugh it off.

...but they laugh it off at their own peril. Hopefully, at least this guy learns just who Democrats are and what they’ll do, whenever they can find a way to do it.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 7:19:02 AM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Unreal, but not unbelievable, considering who we’re dealing with here.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 7:21:14 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: izzatzo

Hey, he was out of work. The Obama campaign people gave him a job. That helped lower the unemployment numbers. Now he is an out of work criminal. Yuck, yuck. One down, thousands more of Obama’s criminal employees to go. Including the biggest liar, fraud and criminal of all who is sitting in our White House.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 7:23:26 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Sounds like part of the George Soros “Secretary of State Project” which involved efforts to get “progressives” into Secretary of State jobs, especially in key battleground states. The idea is to have people in position to overlook voter fraud.

They are pulling out all the stops this year.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 7:25:11 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Why does the federal DC Congress sit on their hands in the House while this man uses the federal government to destroy and rape the states throught the evil obamantion administration.
It to time to level the charges in the DC Congress and impeach the bastard President and all his minions. And Congress must proceed with justified charges and proof, damn the torpedo's,full speed ahead.
15 posted on 01/21/2012 7:28:28 AM PST by kindred (wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ ...)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Good catch. Now prosecute to the fullest extent!

This election season, stopping demonrat voter fraud will be like trying to stop illegal immigrants crossing the border: catch one, but miss catching 99.

Americans need to step up our game for both.

16 posted on 01/21/2012 7:33:04 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You see one cockroach...


17 posted on 01/21/2012 7:35:17 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: mazda77

Identity theft ought to be as serious as murder, or at least manslaughter, in my book! Most have no idea what it takes to get your good name back, if at all, after being a victim of this crap.


I agree plus I believe that the victim of the identity theft should be able to sue for reparation equal to three times the damages out of the Identity Thief. You could do it like it was under the RICO statutes.

Stealing Your Life, Your Good Name (Reputation), Your potential earnings potential, etc. Prison is too good for a thief like that. Make it a Capital Crime with the potential for life-ending consequences. Although our ‘Progressive Friends’ would never go along with that. Too many of the constituents would be effected.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 7:44:05 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: denydenydeny

I think you may be correct.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 7:45:26 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." - Josef Stalin

and, isn't that usually the Secretary of State.

Did this guy have an "ACORN" ID card?
20 posted on 01/21/2012 7:57:10 AM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Now how did MSNBC miss this one…


21 posted on 01/21/2012 8:17:02 AM PST by bksanders (Â…tagline redacted by SOPA)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

It doesn’t say what he actually did. Too bad. I bet that was entertaining.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 8:20:54 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
...“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative...”

-Saul Alinsky

23 posted on 01/21/2012 8:28:14 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mazda77

Those that support illegal immigration also make sure the penalties for identity theft are kept low- for obvious reasons. I agree it should be a serious crime.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 8:41:09 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Brilliant
It may have had the intent to “prove” the allegations in this (D) blog...

http://www.underthegoldendome.com/2011/06/matt-schultz-open-record-exclusive-part-2-caucus-updates-and-the-rappsheets/

25 posted on 01/21/2012 9:05:18 AM PST by az_gila
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To: az_gila

Yes, but how was he impersonating Schultz? Fake emails?


26 posted on 01/21/2012 9:21:41 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

I’m curious on this one, too. It says he wanted to frame Schultz.


27 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:03 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Brilliant
Yes, but how was he impersonating Schultz? Fake emails?


Perhaps if he hacked the e-mail account he could generate “bad” e-mails

By the time the e-mails were proven to be false the damage would be done.

28 posted on 01/21/2012 10:02:32 AM PST by az_gila
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To: Brilliant

Powerline has a piece on this—it’s a crime. We’ll see who can prosecute this. The Polk Co. Attorney is a Democrat and so is the AG. Nice, huh? http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/01/not-just-a-democrat-dirty-trick-but-a-crime.php


29 posted on 01/21/2012 1:42:00 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: mazda77; Conservativegreatgrandma
Since his surprise victory over incumbent Michael Mauro in November 2010, Secretary of State Schultz has been a target of the Iowa Democratic Party. Interestingly, on June 24, the same day as Zach Edwards alleged crime, Under the Golden Dome, a blog connected to Iowa Democrats, launched a three-part series of articles critical of Matt Schultz. They were based on documents obtained through an open records request from “a tipster.” The blog alleged that a batch of emails from Schultz’s office “raise some serious questions about his ability to remain independent and ensure election integrity”.

Just 15 days earlier, on June 9, the Iowa Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Schultz, claiming the Secretary of State of used public resources to campaign against presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board dismissed the complaint on July 19.


Actually sounds like a conspiracy to me - 3 overt acts (one clearly illegal) trying to take down an elected official = all closely coordinated? Conspiracy raises any crime to a felony - for all involved. Here's hoping that more will come of this ... ;-)
30 posted on 01/21/2012 3:56:41 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/01/not-just-a-democrat-dirty-trick-but-a-crime.php


31 posted on 01/21/2012 4:08:47 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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