By now, you have likely heard of James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas organization. Over the years they’ve tried to engineer one sting after another, targeting Democrats and news outlets in an attempt to discredit and annihilate them. Here’s a brief rundown of their work in recent years:
In 2010, he tried to pull off a bizarre sting with sex props meant to embarrass (or worse) a CNN correspondent.
A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating “palace of pleasure” and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show.
Also in 2010, he and his crew attempted to illegally wiretap the phone system of a United States senator, for which he was eventually convicted of misdemeanor tampering, getting a plea deal to avoid felony charges.
Federal officials charged four men on Tuesday with plotting to tamper with the telephone system in the New Orleans office of Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana. One of the men was a conservative activist who gained fame last year by secretly recording members of the community group Acorn giving him advice on how to set up a brothel.
In 2013, he was forced to pay a huge settlement for violating state law with secret recordings:
In 2013, after receiving immunity from criminal prosecution from the California Attorney General, he paid $100,000 to settle a civil suit after one of the people he filmed claimed he violated a state law against secret recordings of an individual’s voice and image.
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