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ACORN 'Pimp' Arrested at Landrieu Office

Cops say four men tried to plant wiretaps at senator's digs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2010 3:44 PM CST

(Newser) – The man who dressed up like a pimp and filmed a series of undercover videos that brought scorn upon ACORN has been arrested and accused of trying to wiretap Sen. Mary Landrieu's office. James O'Keefe and three other men face felony charges. Police say two of the men dressed up like telephone company workers—hard hats and tool belts included—and told Landrieu staffers they needed to work on the phones, reports the Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

Police say O'Keefe—not in disguise—already was in the New Orleans office at that point secretly filming the encounter on his cell phone. The two "repairmen" were eventually turned away when they couldn't produce credentials, and all four suspects were soon arrested. They were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony. (Read more Mary Landrieu stories.)

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