Former Obama staffer arrested in false ID scheme

Mark Tapscott
The Washington Examiner
1/21/2012

It’s probably going to be lost in coverage of today’s South Carolina GOP presidential primary but the biggest story of the day – and maybe much more than that even – could prove to be the arrest of a former Obama campaign staffer in a scheme to impersonate Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz.

Here’s the basic story from the Des Moines Register:

“A Des Moines man has been arrested after police say he used, or tried to use, the identity of Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in a scheme to falsely implicate Schultz in perceived unethical behavior in office.

“Zachary Edwards was arrested Friday and charged with identity theft.

“The Iowa Department of Public Safety issued a news release saying Schultz’s office discovered the scheme on June 24, 2011 and notified authorities.

“The criminal complaint says Edwards fraudulently used or attempted to use the identity of Schultz or Schultz’s brother with the intent to obtain a benefit. No other details were given.

“The case did not appear yet in online court records and no attorney information was immediately available.

“If convicted, Edwards could face up to two years in prison.”

That has bad-news-for-Obama written all over it…

The article continues at The Washington Examiner.

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