Remember James O’Keefe? That annoying conservative kid who pretended to be a pimp and took video of low-level, sympathetic ACORN employees that Fox News claimed was proof ACORN supports prostitution or something?

Well it appears people associated with his group, Project Veritas, are now attempting to “punk” progressive groups in Ohio with similar tactics.

We’ve heard that someone claiming to be working with the Ohio Education Association is calling progressive organizations and offering to help fund research with the help of an unnamed hedge fund research group. The research, they say, would be related to collective bargaining rights for Ohio public employees and they seem to imply that the research would help fudge the numbers in favor of teachers.

The caller provided an email address at which, at first glance, would appear to be associated with the Ohio Education Association. But the domain is actually registered to a guy named Shane Cory who is a Libertarian activist and… Surprise! Acting Executive Director of Project Veritas which vows to “conduct fearless investigations with James (O’Keefe) in the lead.”

Obviously Shane is new to the whole pretending to be someone else thing, since he registered that domain using his personal information. Amateur move, Cory.

Consider this your notice, boys. Everyone in Ohio is on to your scam.

Here’s the domain registration info:

Registrant Name:Shane Cory
Registrant Organization:Gold State Marketing Studios
Registrant Street1:3308 Bourbon Street
Registrant City:Fredericksburg
Registrant State/Province:VA
Registrant Postal Code:22554
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.5403681776
Registrant FAX:+1.5403681776