Charges reduced for James O'Keefe ACORN 'pimp' filmmaker to misdemeanor

The Justice Department has reduced charges brought against James O’Keefe, a conservative activist, and his cohorts for breaking into the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D).

O’Keefe, Joseph Basil, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, were charged with “one-count bill of information with entering real property of the United States under false pretenses,” a misdemeanor charge.

The decision was made by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The four young men were originally charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony and were arrested by federal authorities in January.

O’Keefe is best known for posing as a pimp and filming members of the soon-to-be defunct community group ACORN undercover.

Dai and O’Keefe were accused of aiding and abetting Flanagan and Basel, who were caught dressed up as telephone company employees and were

via Charges reduced for ACORN ‘pimp’ filmmaker – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

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