James O'Keefe Forgot to Tell Regulators About His Past Conviction. Now, Project Veritas May Be in Trouble. - 2017-12-06
The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman laid groundwork to revoke the charitable status of the conservative group Project Veritas last week, claiming it had misled the state about its president James O'Keefe's past criminal conviction.
In response, Project Veritas is floating a surprising defense: that O'Keefe, the group's founder and its most prominent public face for the past eight years, was actually a minor player during its early days.