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  • Democrat Operative Reverses Plea; Guilty of Stealing Iowa Secretary of State’s Identity

    03/10/2012 1:57:32 AM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 9 2012 | Kevin Hall
    Democrat operative Zach Edwards changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty and received a light sentence for stealing Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s identity. The plea was officially filed by Iowa Courts on Thursday. He pled guilty to identity theft, a simple misdemeanor.Edwards received a deferred sentence of one year probation, 20 hours of community service within 120 days and a $65 fine. If he completes probation successfully, the simple misdemeanor charge is dismissed without a conviction being entered on his record. Edwards was originally charged with an aggravated misdemeanor and faced a maximum of two years in prison...
  • Link Strategies' Dirty Deeds and Deep Ties to Top Democrats

    01/23/2012 5:57:44 AM PST · by Conservativegreatgrandma · 9 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 1/23/12 | Kevin Hall
    When an employee of Link Strategies was arrested Friday for trying to steal the Iowa Secretary of State’s identity, it was not the first time the Democrat consultant group was investigated for criminal activity aimed at tearing down a Republican opponent. Back in 2002, while Link Strategies was running Tom Harkin’s senatorial campaign, the group was involved in an infamous “taping” scandal. The 2002 incident became one of the most talked about stories in Iowa politics that year. A Harkin campaign staffer arranged to have a supporter tape-record a private strategy session conducted by Harkin’s Republican opponent, Greg Ganske. The...
  • Man Accused Of Iowa Sec. Of State ID Theft [former Obama staffer]

    01/21/2012 10:58:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    KCCI ^ | January 20, 2012 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines man has been arrested after police say he used, or tried to use, the identity of Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in a scheme to falsely implicate Schultz in perceived unethical behavior in office. Zachary Edwards was arrested Friday and charged with identity theft. The Iowa Department of Public Safety issued a news release saying Schultz's office discovered the scheme on June 24, 2011 and notified authorities.
  • Former Obama staffer arrested in Iowa Secretary of State identity theft investigation

    01/21/2012 9:58:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | January 21, 2012 | Moe Lane
    Reports are coming in (via @CFHeather) that a former Obama ’08 staffer – one Zach Edwards, formerly with the 2008 Obama campaign in Iowa and currently up until the arrest working for Link Strategies*, a company affiliated with Sen. Tom Harken (D, IA) – has been arrested for identity theft. The Iowa Department of Public Safety puts it fairly succinctly: “According to the Criminal Complaint, on June 24, 2011, Edwards fraudulently used, or attempted to use, the identity of Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz and/or Secretary Schultz’s brother, Thomas Schultz, with the intent to obtain a benefit, in an...
  • Former Obama Staffer Busted for Attempted Identity Theft of Iowa Sec of State

    01/21/2012 6:59:50 AM PST · by Conservativegreatgrandma · 30 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 1/21/12 | Kevin Hall
    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...
  • Former Obama Staffer Busted for Stealing Iowa Secretary of State's Identity

    01/20/2012 10:10:31 PM PST · by bigred08 · 70 replies
    TheIowaRepublican.com ^ | 1/20/2011 | Kevin Hall
    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...