Mother Jones report: Federal court tosses out James O’Keefe’s libel suit in Mary Landrieu’s 2010 office incident _lowres

James O'Keefe

A federal court in New Jersey threw out James O’Keefe’s libel lawsuit steming from a MainJustice news website article that detailed O’Keefe’s involvement in gaining access to then U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in 2010, according to a report published in Mother Jones.

O’Keefe, a conservative filmaker, filed a lawsuit in 2013 claiming he was libeled by MainJustice after it published an account of O’Keefe and his associates posing as telephone technicians for purposes of tampering with Landrieu’s office telephones.

O’Keefe sued claiming the news group used defamatory language that implied he committed a felony. O’Keefe and three others pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses.

On Monday a federal court dismissed his libel suit against the news website.

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