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  • Suspects in La. senator phone tamper try released

    01/26/2010 3:35:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 2,811+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Three men suspected of trying to tamper with phones at Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's office have been released from a suburban New Orleans jail. Among them was James O'Keefe, a conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN. O'Keefe said "veritas," the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24. They declined comment, and Dai said there will be a time for that
  • ACORN foe James O'Keefe arrested by FBI in plot to bug Landrieu's office

    01/26/2010 6:43:50 PM PST · by FromLori · 112 replies · 6,717+ views
    The conservative young filmmaker who tarnished the reputation of a liberal activist group with his undercover videos has been arrested for allegedly trying to bug Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. Federal investigators allege that James O'Keefe was among a group of four men who created a ruse to enter Landrieu's downtown office for the supposed purpose of repairing the lawmaker's telephones. O'Keefe and another man, Stan Dai, are accused of aiding the plot, while two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, are accused of pretending to be telephone company employees, according to federal court records (PDF) unsealed...