A blogger in Mississippi took photographs of Republican Thad Cochran’s ailing wife who is in a nursing home. Police charged three more men in connection to the blogger, Clayton Kelly, who created a political video against the longtime senator from Mississippi. Mark Mayfield, an attorney and local tea party leader, and Richard Sager, an elementary school P.E. teacher and high school coach have been arrested for their roles in the political scheme.
The photo surfaced in a political attack ad on YouTube that aimed to smear Cochran. It is unclear how the photo was used because the ad was removed within hours of being posted. Authorities added felony charges of conspiracy and photo voyeurism to the count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.