• just_another_person@lemmy.world
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    26 days ago

    This is an incredibly long, but extremely detailed article. If you want the gist about this asshole:

    According to a financial audit released by the board in the spring of 2023, O’Keefe had, between 2021 and 2023, spent $209,000 on chauffeured “black car” services. He belonged to a yacht club, where he hosted company events so he could meet the club’s spending requirements. In 2019, O’Keefe got engaged and placed a deposit on a wedding venue. When the engagement fell through, he held the Veritas Christmas party at the venue instead so he could pay himself back with company funds. On one occasion, he used Veritas’ money to charter a $12,000 helicopter and $1,400 black car for personal use. O’Keefe claimed these trips were primarily for meeting donors. One of the board members who was on the helicopter disputes this.

    He’s a grifter just like all the rest surrounding the “conservative movement”. Where there are weak-minded suckers, there are people lurking in wait to exploit them. James O’Keefe is one of those exploiting them, a long with Trump, Gaetz, Greene…etc. The list is massive.

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        25 days ago

        Well, this guy was just operating outside the lines of the law against anyone who had a grudge against anyone else he didn’t like. It wasn’t always about politics, it just became that.

        He was hiring people to record private conversations he knew the press couldn’t use for that exact reason, he was also making recordings of wire conversations in two-party consent states and essentially blackmailing people for money to keep his grift going, which is why he was eventually forced out of his own little project thingie.

        A real piece of shit.

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      25 days ago

      It’s more about an opportunist taking advantage of an ideological movement. The same thing happened with blm.