Skip to comments.Former Obama Staffer Busted for Attempted Identity Theft of Iowa Sec of State
Posted on 01/21/2012 6:59:50 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
Barack Obamas 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 States 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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Now how did MSNBC miss this one
It doesn’t say what he actually did. Too bad. I bet that was entertaining.
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.
Yes, but how was he impersonating Schultz? Fake emails?
I’m curious on this one, too. It says he wanted to frame Schultz.
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.
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
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.
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