Sen. Mary Landrieu: James O'Keefe Of "ACORN Revealed" Arrested
Journalist and filmmaker James O'Keefe is one of the four people who have been arrested for posing as telephone company technicians to interfere with the phones at the offices of Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu in New Orleans. James O'Keefe is famous for shooting undercover videos of ACORN employees giving illegal advice to low-income clients. FBI is investigating Landrieu office incident.
The four were identified by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Tuesday as James O'Keefe, 25; Stan Dai, 24; Robert Flanagan 24; and Joseph Basel, 24.
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.
It is suspected O'Keefe might have tried to interfere with the phone lines to wiretap Mary Landrieu's office as part of a new investigation. It is not the first time that O'Keefe is conducting undercover work. O'Keefe is behind the undercover videos shot in 2009 in Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) offices. In the videos, ACORN workers advised O'Keefe and collaborator Hannah Giles posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to run their illegal business and avoid paying taxes. The videos were picked up by the FOX Network and received public attention. Even President Obama who worked for ACORN said the matter needs to be investigated. ACORN lost some affiliations and business as the result of the scandal. It is now filing a lawsuit against O'Keefe for illegal videotaping.