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UMM grad pleads guilty in conservative phone case

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Joseph Basel - a University of Minnesota-Minnesota Morris graduate and former aid to Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria - pleaded guilty in New Orleans Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses.

Basel, 24, was one of four conservative activists accused of trying to tamper with the phones in U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office.

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