Nelson Lewis, a former Fox News booker who took the role of senior producer for the Laura Ingraham Show for 15 weeks this year, was arraigned in District Court yesterday and is being charged with illegal possession of a congressional pin.
According to the Examiner‘s Scott McCabe, Lewis was arrested around 1 am at the 100 block of Independence Avenue SE on November 17th after Capitol Police responded to a call that a member of Congress had been assaulted. When they arrived, they found the 26-year-old Lewis sporting the pin and claiming to be 55-year-old Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). Lewis later changed his story and said the pin belonged to a deceased uncle.
According to Lewis’s Facebook page, he is a currently a classic rock features writer and columnist for Rolling Stone. FishbowlDC contacted the magazine’s HR department who could not verify his employment and a web search produced no Lewis-penned articles for the magazine. Another source at the mag said, “never heard of him.”
In the meantime, check out McCabe’s piece for more info.
Note: We updated the original version of this post to reflect Nelson’s actual length of employment with Laura Ingraham. A spokesman for the program contacted, saying “Nelson Lewis worked as a producer for the show for approximately 15 weeks before being terminated.” Lewis’s Facebook profile claims employment from January to October of this year.