Thursday, January 31, 2013
Activist who released Patrick Moran video would not cooperate with investigation, according to police.
Patrick Moran, the congressman's son who was caught on tape seemingly giving advice on how to skirt voter identification laws, will not face any criminal charges, the Arlington County Police Department announced Thursday. Authorities have concluded their three-month investigation into election offense allegations against Moran, son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat who represents parts of Northern Virginia. The allegations stemmed from a video released in late October by conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose methods and productions have been called into question in the past. The younger Moran resigned from his father's reelection campaign within hours of the video's release. Moran, 23, lives in South Arlington. Patrick Moran and his …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Patch welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit for accuracy, clarity and brevity.
Patrick Moran, son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, this week pleaded guilty to a simple assault charge stemming from what law enforcement categorized as a domestic violence incident on Dec. 1. The victim — Moran's girlfriend of six months, Kelly Hofmann — subsequently issued a statement saying the incident had been blown out of proportion. A source familiar with the case told Patch this week that Hofmann testified on Moran's behalf in court. [Read the original story: Patrick Moran, Congressman's Son, Pleads Guilty in Domestic Violence Case] Patch has verified the letter's authenticity and is presenting it in its entirety. ~ Hi Jason, For the record, I would like to make clear, as I did in court on this past Wednesday; I take strong …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Moran's girlfriend releases statement calling police report 'inaccurate,' saying that she fell.
Patrick Moran, the son of longtime Democratic congressman Jim Moran, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to simple assault stemming from a domestic violence incident earlier this month in Washington. Moran, 23, who lives on South Randolph Street in Arlington, also remains under investigation by state and local authorities thanks to a video that surfaced before the November election in which he appears to give advice on how to skirt voter identification laws. On Dec. 1, Moran and his girlfriend of six months, Kelly Hofmann, were arguing inside The Getaway in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood over Moran talking to another woman, according to a police report supplied to Patch by the District of Columbia court system and first reported …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A sampling of stories from the past two years.
Hello! Welcome to Arlington Patch. We have a large number of people today who seem to have stumbled across our site perhaps for the first time thanks to HuffPost Politics. If you aren't familiar with Patch, we're AOL's hyperlocal news arm. We have more than 900 sites across the country, including more than 30 in the Northern Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C. If you are new, we hope you'll stick around and check out the site. Below, I've put together a few links from the past couple of years that have had broad appeal. Thanks for stopping by! Jason Spencer Editor, Arlington Patch Arlington has an electric startup scene. Tech startups here like Opower, UberOffices, Gridpoint, uKnow.com and more are working hard, enjoying success …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran's son, and the Ballston Common Mall Molotov cocktail incident top the list.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Though Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy is what most will remember as the top news story of October 2012, several others resonated locally. The following are the most-read stories on Arlington Patch in October. The most-read article of the month was Arlington Police Looking Into 'Every Component' of Moran Video. Arlington police are among those investigating a video from conservative activist James O’Keefe that shows Democratic Rep. Jim Moran’s son, Patrick, apparently talking about ways to skirt voter identification laws. The Molotov cocktail incident at Ballston Common Mall in mid-October took several of the top spots among our most-read stories: Celebrities rounded out our top stories, including a review of "Argo" and a visit to …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
State agency working with local police, commonwealth's attorney.
At the request of the State Board of Elections, the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has begun investigating Patrick Moran and the individual responsible for a 27-minute video in which Moran appears to give advice on how to skirt voter identification laws. Patrick Moran, son of 11-term Democratic Rep. James Moran, resigned from his father's campaign Wednesday hours after the video surfaced. Thursday, the Arlington County Police Department and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office for Arlington and Falls Church announced they had opened a criminal investigation into the matter. Cuccinelli, in a phone interview Saturday, said his office already had been in touch with both local agencies. "We'll move as expeditiously as we …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Congressman says his office will cooperate with investigation.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran responded Thursday night to his son's sudden departure from his campaign, saying Patrick Moran is learning a "tough lesson" after being caught on video by a conservative activist. Patrick Moran has been at the center of a political storm since a video surfaced Wednesday from conservative activist James O'Keefe in which an unseen cameraman repeatedly asks for advice on how to vote for 100 inactive voters, whose names and addresses he had claimed to have obtained. After telling the man his energy would be better utilized in more traditional, legitimate get-out-the-vote efforts, the younger Moran informs the cameraman that he would need to forge documents to get past new voter identification laws. Though O'Keefe…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Patrick Moran, son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, resigned from father's reelection campaign Wednesday. Police began a criminal investigation of Patrick Moran on Thursday.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Following the release of a video this week that shows Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran's son, Patrick, apparently talking about ways to skirt voter identification laws, the Arlington County Police Department has opened a criminal investigation into the matter. "Every component is under investigation right now," police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. "It's very early." The video, released by conservative activist James O'Keefe — whose methods and productions have been called into question in the past — shows the younger Moran responding to requests for advice on how the unidentified cameraman can "vote for" 100 inactive voters. Patrick Moran, after suggesting the person's energy would be better used in more traditional — …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Patrick Moran said he resigned in an email Wednesday.
Patrick Moran, son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has resigned from his father's reelection campaign. "Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign," Patrick Moran said in an email. The resignation follows the release of a near 27-minute video filmed in various locations in Arlington's Courthouse community in which the younger Moran apparently talks with someone posing as a supporter about skirting new voter identification laws. The video was released by conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose work has been discredited in the past. In it, the videographer continuously prompts the younger Moran for advice on how best to "vote for" 100 names of inactive voters from Northern Virginia to Richmond. Moran, …