Despite Financial Distress, James O’Keefe Will Still Be Enjoying A Nine-Day "Sailing Vacation"
Though James O’Keefe is so saddled with credit card debt that he just had to mail out a “brother can you spare 500,000 dimes” letter to supporters, the conservative provocateur is not letting his dire financial straits impact his leisure-time pursuits.
Since O’Keefe, pictured in the mug shot at right, is serving a three-year federal probation term for his conviction last year for playing dress up as a phone repairman at the New Orleans office of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, he is required to seek the government’s permission when he wants to travel outside his home state of New Jersey.
As such, O’Keefe’s lawyer this month filed a motion seeking court approval for his client to make five trips outside the Garden State. Along with media interviews, a wedding, and a pair of speaking engagements, O’Keefe, 26, got the judicial nod to travel to Lusby, Maryland from April 10-18 “for a sailing vacation.”
The Chesapeake Bay town was the background last year for O’Keefe’s failed attempt to embarrass a female CNN reporter by luring her onto a sailboat that he had transformed into a floating "palace of pleasure."