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Ex-ACORN worker's suit against James O'Keefe settled

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 8, 2013 at 10:55 am •  Published: March 8, 2013
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The edited video would show them wearing outlandish pimp and prostitute outfits as they entered, but the clothing was not shown in the interviews. O'Keefe wore a tie.

Giles claimed to be a prostitute looking to bring a dozen girls ages 12 to 15 to the U.S. from El Salvador. O'Keefe claimed to be her boyfriend, a recent law school graduate, but later suggested he may be involved in the prostitution, according to the report.

Vera initially changed the subject to the group's housing program, but later told attorney general's investigators he became suspicious of the pair and began answering their questions in hopes of getting more information, falsely saying he had contacts in Tijuana that could help with smuggling the girls.

When O'Keefe and Giles left, Vera called his police detective cousin, telling him about a couple of "crazy people" he had just talked to, and also informed a co-worker and an ACORN board member, the report said.

O'Keefe said in the settlement documents that when editing the videos he did not know Vera had called police.

The attorney general's investigation found that some ACORN employees acted inappropriately, but none illegally.