As if James O’Keefe hasn’t suffered enough indignity after botching an alleged phone tampering operation at a U.S. senator’s office, getting arrested, and being photographed leaving jail, the judge in the case has now ordered that he reside with his parents until the next hearing.
Magistrate Judge Louis Moore made the order Tuesday as part of the conditions of release for O’Keefe, 25. (Read them here)The young conservative filmmaker is free on $10,000 bond. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for February 13.
It’s not clear where O’Keefe, who hasn’t said much publicly since getting out jail, is right now. But his father, the elder James O’Keefe, told the AP “I’m confident this was poor judgment … but not much more.” James and Deborah O’Keefe live in New Jersey, the state where Moore ordered the younger O’Keefe to remain while out on bond.
It’s also unclear where O’Keefe lived before the arrest.