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UMM grad pleads guilty in 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.

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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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