Nathan R. Jessup

James O’Keefe Arrested By FBI In New Orleans

In freedom, Government Lies, Integrity, morality, Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Source: The Atlantic: James O’Keefe, the conservative filmmaker who posed as a pimp in video stings at ACORN field offices, has been arrested by the FBI at Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) office in downtown New Orleans, in connection to what appears to be an attempt to wiretap the offiice, NOLA.com reports:

FBI Special Agent Steven Rayes alleges that O’Keefe aided and abetted two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who dressed up as employees of a telephone company and attempted to interfere with the office’s telephone system.

A fourth person, Stan Dai, was accused of aiding and abetting Basel and Flanagan. All four were charged with entering fedral property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.

O’Keefe gained notoriety for his secretly filmed ACORN videos, which caused a firestorm of media intrigue surrounding ACORN after O’Keefe posted them on the Andrew-Brietbart-owned blog Big Government last year.

Below is the VIDEO from mofopolitics.com:

Isn’t it funny that you may publicly buy-off a Senator’s vote for a hundred million dollars but you can’t sneak around to steal the truth.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit reports-“Big Government editors said they had no idea he was working a sting in New Orleans.”

UPDATE: Associated Press now covering the story.

UPDATE: The Atlantic now reporting Mary Landrieu’s statement regarding the incident: “This is a very unusual situation and somewhat unsettling for me and my staff.  The individuals responsible have been charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony.  I am as interested as everyone else about their motives and purpose, which I hope will become clear as the investigation moves forward.”

UPDATE: HotAir reporting-if convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison.

UPDATE: Andrew Breitbart comments on O’Keefe’s arrest for the first time.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit shows video of Andrew Breitbart on MSNBC.

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann spouts off. (Courtesy, Storyballoon.org)

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