Alleging a plot to tamper with phones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in downtown New Orleans, the FBI arrested four people Monday, including James O'Keefe, 25, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group's credibility.Hmmm, a felony: that will not look good on their permanent record.
Also arrested were Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, all 24. Flanagan is the son of William Flanagan, who is the acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, the office confirmed. All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.
Update: Wow, these guys were caught red-handed by the FBI. Here's the arresting agent's affidavit.
Politico.com has good coverage.
This site has biographies of the would-be
How wide does the conspiracy stretch?
More information about O'Keefe's alleged accomplices.
Republican blogger Andrew Breitbart tries to head off rumors he is part of O'Keefe criminal conspiracy.
The Times-Picayune broke the story.