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  • James O'Keefe to pay ex-ACORN employee $100,000 for doctored video

    Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe agreed on Thursday to shell out $100,000 to former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera to settle a longstanding lawsuit. Wonkette first reported the development, citing court documents.

    Vera was an employee of the activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in 2009 when O'Keefe and accomplice Hanna Giles traveled to his San Diego office -- dressed in pimp and prostitute attire -- to film a segment for their sting investigation, which used heavily edited footage to allege the group supported prostitution and tax-evasion. After the video's release, Vera was fired for "unacceptable conduct" over footage that appeared to show him advising the duo on how to set up a supposed child prostitution ring. It was later reported that Vera had contacted authorities and described the details of the encounter.

    in 2010, Vera filed a lawsuit against O'Keefe and Giles, alleging that they had breached his privacy by recording him without his consent. O'Keefe attempted to fight the lawsuit. But two years later, a federal judge refused to throw out the suit.

    Instead of facing trial, O'Keefe has opted to pay a settlement to Vargas. According to the documents obtained by Wonkette, O'Keefe also has agreed to say "that at the time of the publication of the video of Juan Carlos Vera, [O'Keefe] was unaware of Vera's claims to have notified a police officer of the incident." O'Keefe also "regrets any pain suffered by Mr. Vera or his family."

    While O'Keefe's ACORN investigation and subsequent sting operations have received widespread criticism for tape-doctoring and inaccuracy, the damage to ACORN in the wake of the 2009 video has proven irreversible. Shortly after the release of the video, Congress voted to strip ACORN of federal funding, leading to its bankruptcy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/james-okeefe-juan-carlos-vera\_n\_2832338.html

    ok

    Hero of the right says DERP.

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    I'd get upIf I knew I fell.

  • #2
    lolz


    That dude is as bad as hipsters on food stamps.

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    • Alndln3
      Alndln3 commented
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      Caulk Rocket wrote:
      lolz


      That dude is as bad as hipsters on food stamps.

      james\_okeefe.jpg

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    • thankyou
      thankyou commented
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      Caulk Rocket wrote:
      lolz


      That dude is as bad as hipsters on food stamps.

      Koch stamps are more valuable than food stamps.  For the price of your soul, it's not a bad deal.


  • #3

    Another dumb ass moved by congress. And I'm glad that O'keefe had to fork out for that. He did a lot of damage with his bs.

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    • Fred Fartboski
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      moonlightin wrote:

        He did a lot of damage with his bs.


      Not enough to keep Obama from being elected, or impeached, as many righties had hoped.


  • #4

    .:Ed Phobes:. wrote:

    Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe agreed on Thursday to shell out $100,000 to former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera to settle a longstanding lawsuit. Wonkette first reported the development, citing court documents.

    Vera was an employee of the activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in 2009 when O'Keefe and accomplice Hanna Giles traveled to his San Diego office -- dressed in pimp and prostitute attire -- to film a segment for their sting investigation, which used heavily edited footage to allege the group supported prostitution and tax-evasion. After the video's release, Vera was fired for "unacceptable conduct" over footage that appeared to show him advising the duo on how to set up a supposed child prostitution ring. It was later reported that Vera had contacted authorities and described the details of the encounter.

    in 2010, Vera filed a lawsuit against O'Keefe and Giles, alleging that they had breached his privacy by recording him without his consent. O'Keefe attempted to fight the lawsuit. But two years later, a federal judge refused to throw out the suit.

    Instead of facing trial, O'Keefe has opted to pay a settlement to Vargas. According to the documents obtained by Wonkette, O'Keefe also has agreed to say "that at the time of the publication of the video of Juan Carlos Vera, [O'Keefe] was unaware of Vera's claims to have notified a police officer of the incident." O'Keefe also "regrets any pain suffered by Mr. Vera or his family."

    While O'Keefe's ACORN investigation and subsequent sting operations have received widespread criticism for tape-doctoring and inaccuracy, the damage to ACORN in the wake of the 2009 video has proven irreversible. Shortly after the release of the video, Congress voted to strip ACORN of federal funding, leading to its bankruptcy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/james-okeefe-juan-carlos-vera\_n\_2832338.html

    ok

    Hero of the right says DERP.


    typical republican weasel.

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    • #5
      Haha

      What a miserable little cunt liar. Serves him right.

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    • #6

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      I can't provide a link because liberals removed it from the internet.

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      • thankyou
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        Couldn't even get a Hoppy "as a lifelong TEAbagger" response to this.  Too bad they didn't get him for impersonating an officer.

        *waits for 555 to come along and declare victory*



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