We now know more about John Mary, the most mysterious of three men arrested in the widening scandal over photographs taken of Sen Thad Cochran's wife in a nursing home.
Mary of Hattiesburg took over state Sen. Chris McDaniel's 'The Right Side' radio program when he was elected to state Senate, the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson reports. Mary used the name John Bert and occasionally had McDaniel as a guest host, the paper said. McDaniel is challenging Cochran for his Senate seat.
Mary and Tea Party official Mark Mayfield, soccer coach/teacher Richard Sager and blogger "Constitutional" Clayton Kelly are all charged with conspiracy. Kelly also faces a couple charges that accuse him of taking the photographs in question and Sager faces a charge of obstruction of justice for what appears to be tampering with unamed evidence.
Kelly remains in custody the others were freed on bond, Mary on recognizance due to a medical condition.
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McDaniel hasn't responded to requests to talk about Mary, the Clarion-Ledger said.
He has in the past denied having anything to do with the incident.