[Ed. – Gee, outright fraud. Who’d-a thunk? Kind of puts a different spin on the idea of the eyes of Texas being upon you.]
A Wendy Davis staffer once pleaded guilty to posing as former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele online in order to illegally obtain his credit report.
Lauren Weiner, who was a researcher for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2005, pleaded guilty in 2006 to obtaining Steele’s credit report by fraud. At the time, Steele was lieutenant governor of Maryland, and was making an unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate from that state.
Under a plea agreement reported on at the time by the Washington Post, Weiner could have the charge dropped after a year if she completed 150 hours of community service and was charged with no other offenses.
But it appears that incident didn’t dampen her political future with Democrats. Weiner has had several jobs since then, including as a spokeswoman for Americans United for Change.
She is now Texas gubernatorial candidate Davis’ rapid response director, according to her LinkedIn profile. She has been with the campaign since mid-April. …
Weiner had obtained Steele’s Social Security number from a public court document and used it to sign up for a website that allowed clients to view their credit reports.