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Al Gerhart Charged With Felony Over Blackmail Email

The former state coordinator for the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign has been charged today with blackmail over an email he sent to Oklahoma State Senator Cliff Branan. This must have been some email, because it has resulted in a felony charge against him.

This all broke as I was getting off work (my ‘day job’) Tuesday afternoon, so not all of the details were out. My first instinct was, “It doesn’t surprise me.” From what I’ve seen out of Mr. Gerhart in my political days here in Oklahoma, he may deserve all the negative attention that comes out of this. But has he really committed a crime?