A filmmaker whose undercover videos in Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now offices last year helped turn political will against ACORN has been arrested with three others for allegedly attempting to wire tap U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office, according to The Times-Picayune.
Filmmaker James O’Keefe, Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, the son of Bill Flanagan of Shreveport — who is the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana — were arrested by FBI agents. According to an FBI affidavit, the quartet was nabbed following an elaborate ruse in which two of the men posed as telephone repairmen to gain access to Landrieu’s Poydras Street office.
All four men are in their mid-20s. They are charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with intent to commit a felony, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.