Cons arrested

 Posted by at 17:06  Politics, Republicans
Jan 262010

In case you missed it…

Activist filmmaker arrested in senator’s office

James O'Keefe
James O'Keefe

NEW ORLEANS – A conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos shone a spotlight on alleged corruption by the liberal activist group ACORN was arrested with three other men and accused of plotting to wiretap the New Orleans offices of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

The FBI said in an affidavit that James O’Keefe was among the four men who were arrested Monday. Special Agent Steven Rayes said O’Keefe was helping two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who were dressed as employees of a telephone company and attempted to interfere with the office’s telephone system.

Flanagan is the son of William J. Flanagan, the acting U.S. attorney for western Louisiana. William Flanagan’s office confirmed his son was among those arrested, but declined further comment.

The fourth man was identified as Stan Dai. All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.


See also: “ACORN ‘gotcha’ man arrested in attempt to tamper with Mary Landrieu’s office phones.”

UPDATE: From The Washington Post… “Conservatives react to charges against ACORN foe.”

Conservative supporters of O’Keefe claim he and two others entered Landrieu’s office in an effort to conduct another undercover video sting — to show on video that citizens trying to call the senator’s phones to complain could not get through.

Read the entire article. It’s loads of fun.