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Undercover health care video shooter a Garland college student

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The man who went undercover to shoot the Project Veritas videos reportedly showing workers encouraging health care applicants to lie is a college student from Garland.

Lawrence Jones, a junior in college, said he was approached by a mutual friend who introduced him to Project Veritas, which was started by conservative activist James O'Keefe.

An edited video was released Monday that seemingly shows so-called health care Navigators encouraging people to lie on forms signing up for health care to get better rates. The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others who worked in the Dallas and Irving offices where the video was shot.

Jones, a self-described conservative activist, said he was paid by Project Veritas to go undercover and find fraud in the new health care sign ups.

"It almost had become my job," Jones told FOX4. "I was doing this for a while."

Jones said the workers at the two places he visited told him they hadn't received all of their training.

"But you shouldn't be giving me any type of advice if you haven't received the proper training," Jones said.

Jones said he's gotten some threats, but says he believes what he did was the right thing.

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