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Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
Reuters ^ | 1-23-14 | Jonathan Stempel

Posted on 01/23/2014 3:57:47 PM PST by CincyRichieRich

(Reuters) - Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, D'Souza around August 2012 reimbursed people who he had directed to contribute $20,000 to the candidate's campaign. The candidate was not named in the indictment.

Attempts to reach D'Souza and a lawyer representing him were unsuccessful.

D'Souza was charged in the indictment with one count of making illegal contributions in the names of others, and one count of causing false statements to be made.

Federal law in 2012 limited primary and general election campaign contributions to $2,500 each, for a total of $5,000, from any individual to any one candidate.

"As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process," the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an Obama appointee.

Born in Mumbai, India, D'Souza, 52, is a former policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and has been affiliated with conservative organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He also directed a 2012 film critical of President Barack Obama, "2016: Obama's America," and has written books including "The End of Racism," "Life After Death: The Evidence" and "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream."

D'Souza campaigned in 2012 on behalf of Wendy Long, a lawyer and Republican who sought to unseat Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand as New York's junior senator. Long graduated from Dartmouth College in 1982, a year before D'Souza.

Long could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: campaignfinancelaw; dineshdsouza; naturalborncitizen; newyork
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This man is a patriot. He was sought after because he spoke the truth; his movie was dead on. Does he have a good legal defense? Does it matter since 0bvummer controls all three branches of gov't? Let's pray and petition God for his freedom...he is one of us.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 3:57:47 PM PST by CincyRichieRich
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To: CincyRichieRich

Political arrest.

Bad state of affairs we’ve come to.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 3:59:19 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: CincyRichieRich

Just look around. It’s happening everywhere, we are turning into a dictatorship.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 4:00:27 PM PST by WHBates
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To: ifinnegan

That’s exactly where we’re at in this country. A man can be arrested and indicted for alleged abuses. If anyone believes we are anymore a free people, I have some swampland I’d like to sell them.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 4:00:47 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Interesting that he is set to debate Bill Ayers in a few day. Someone doesn’t want that to happen.

“Dinesh will debate Ayers at the end of January, the first time the two men will meet on stage together. They will debate on the topic “What’s so great about America?” The event is open to the public”


5 posted on 01/23/2014 4:01:52 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: CincyRichieRich
As long as they don't blame him for BENGHAZI.....


6 posted on 01/23/2014 4:02:11 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: rarestia

Time to consider:
Underground Railroad II


7 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:07 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ifinnegan

Pure case of political retribution and intimidation.

Obama knows the Republicans in congress are weak and won’t check his abuse of power so things are only going to get worse for conservatives.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:36 PM PST by Starboard
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To: CincyRichieRich
Probably won't be making any more movies about B0 Soebarkah.
9 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:38 PM PST by Zuse
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To: CincyRichieRich
"As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process," ...

Oh, puh-leeeze. They mean, "a zero tolerance approach to Republicans."

I haven't heard anything about D'Souza since he tried to persuade Nondenominational Christians (his constituency) that hooking up with a nubile young groupie while he was still married should be perfectly acceptable.

10 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:47 PM PST by Tax-chick (Well, that went badly.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

First, they came for the TEA Party...


11 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:48 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Indicted by the administration wit the dirtiest fund raising machine in all political history - bar none.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 4:04:14 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

These campaign contribution limit laws are ridiculous. I hope this guy doesn’t have to go to prison over a violation of a dumb law.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 4:05:21 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: WHBates

Have turned into a little dick-tatorship.

Fixed it.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 4:05:30 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: CincyRichieRich; flaglady47
I know a good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich....but this sounds pretty bad for Dinesh. I can't wait to get his side of the story....it better be good.

I always looked forward to seeing him on the talk shows. Brilliant mind.

Leni

15 posted on 01/23/2014 4:06:02 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: rarestia

Yep, what ever happened to the guy they marched to jail for the video they blamed bengazi for.is he alive?


16 posted on 01/23/2014 4:06:06 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: CincyRichieRich
McDonnell, Christie, Walker, and other Republicans/conservatives are being targeted for elimination.

Maybe this is why Beck has toned it down, even apologizing on Fox News.

17 posted on 01/23/2014 4:06:23 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: WHBates

Just look around. It’s happening everywhere, we are turning into a dictatorship.

********
Yeah, whatever. Now what’s on TV tonight and when’s that pizza being delivered? /sarc


18 posted on 01/23/2014 4:06:26 PM PST by Starboard
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To: CincyRichieRich

Put me on this jury.

I’ll see to it that he is acquitted.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 4:06:35 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: happyhomemaker

Where and when is debate scheduled?


20 posted on 01/23/2014 4:06:55 PM PST by codder too
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To: CincyRichieRich

             

21 posted on 01/23/2014 4:07:20 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Jane Long

A wise and prescient post. There’s a very dark shadow creeping over the country.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 4:07:59 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“McDonnell, Christie, Walker, and other Republicans/conservatives are being targeted for elimination.”

Besides Scott Walker, you didn’t name another Conservative.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 4:08:40 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

“As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an Obama appointee.”

Said with a straight face too!


24 posted on 01/23/2014 4:09:08 PM PST by roofgoat
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To: Starboard

I see more and more of the seeds of a future revolt being planted down the road.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 4:09:39 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Starboard

Revolt is coming.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 4:10:50 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Howie66

Dictatorship.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 4:11:31 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Obama violated federal election laws all 24/7 with internet donations from foreigners, stolen credit cards, etc.

I hope they use this opportunity to get the limits overturned as unconstitutional limits on speech.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 4:12:08 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: LyinLibs

In that pic....it looks as if someone is holding up a noose.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 4:12:52 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Biggirl

I wish I could agree but most Americans (and even the illegals) don’t seem to care. The low information voters appear to have the upper hand.


30 posted on 01/23/2014 4:12:53 PM PST by Starboard
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To: ifinnegan

A sure sign that this nation is closer to a second American revolution, mark my words.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 4:12:55 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Starboard

Not really.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 4:13:16 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Starboard

This country is sadly divided.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 4:13:40 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: CincyRichieRich
Yes he is one of us.

After obama's campaign finance corruption this is a joke.

Do not dissent or the full power of the federal government will... Well you know.

Just kidding NSA!/sarc

34 posted on 01/23/2014 4:14:06 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

Listening now to Mark Levin and wow, he is ON FIRE with verbal passion!


35 posted on 01/23/2014 4:15:25 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Covenantor; MinuteGal

Obama and his thugs (yes thugs) are using the Courts to go after political enemies. He knows 2 out of 3 judges will be liberals (judges have become as corrupt as the MSM), and therefore he will drag conservatives and even RINO’s into Court knowing if he can’t get them some other way, he will resort to the now corrupt legal system which will mostly do his bidding.

Obama’s regime will judge shop to get the best shot at having their way. And overzealous federal prosecutors from Eric Holder’s extra corrupt Justice Dept. will go after conservatives who have been indicted tooth and tong, exacting vengeance in Obama’s name for those that dare to cross the Diktator. We are now Amerika. The fascists rule. The situation is mighty bad, and there are 3 years to go folks. Better make sure the Pubs win the Senate in 2014 or we are all really, really screwed. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Next step could be open rebellion, Ukrainian style.


36 posted on 01/23/2014 4:16:07 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Osage Orange



37 posted on 01/23/2014 4:17:47 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: shibumi

Add voter fraud, IRS hit squads, Holder’s corruption, groups being discriminated against (Friends of Abe), on and on.

It’s hard to watch this - how does it continue unchallenged? I think it’s because nobody quite believes it.


38 posted on 01/23/2014 4:17:53 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Biggirl

Yes he is.


39 posted on 01/23/2014 4:18:49 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: flaglady47

What is going on is planting the seeds for a second American revolt. It will not come today or tomorrow, but it will come. Give it time.


40 posted on 01/23/2014 4:19:57 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


41 posted on 01/23/2014 4:20:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Irenic

One of his best classic rants, Mark Levin’s.


42 posted on 01/23/2014 4:20:43 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Howie66
Have turned into a little dick-tatorship.

Fixed it.

Have turned into a little dick-takership. Fixed it more.

43 posted on 01/23/2014 4:22:00 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: CincyRichieRich

People need to stand up and stop this persecution. Holder is a traitor and should be brought to justice for crimes against the American people and the Constitution.


44 posted on 01/23/2014 4:23:09 PM PST by dforest
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To: Tax-chick
"I haven't heard anything about D'Souza since he tried to persuade Nondenominational Christians (his constituency) that hooking up with a nubile young groupie while he was still married should be perfectly acceptable."

What???

45 posted on 01/23/2014 4:23:53 PM PST by 88keys ("work and purpose"...election 2014!)
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To: ifinnegan

Hitler’s Germany all over again!


46 posted on 01/23/2014 4:25:44 PM PST by abclily
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To: 88keys

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2946559/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947120/posts

The young woman was married, as well.

This has no bearing on the election case, of course. On that, my immediate opinion is that, yes, he did what they say he did, and no, of course they wouldn’t have indicted a Democrat for the same thing. I could be wrong about the first part.


47 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:28 PM PST by Tax-chick (Well, that went badly.)
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To: LyinLibs
What the heck? I went to the site on the photo to try to figure it out and got this...

 photo whaaaa_zpsbc62ce33.jpg

48 posted on 01/23/2014 4:27:34 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I think this has more to do with a documentary he made back in 2012 than it does with election laws. Since when do democrats care about election law?


49 posted on 01/23/2014 4:28:04 PM PST by virgil
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To: 88keys; Tax-chick
That's how/why D'Souza left his job as President of King's College.

The 'young groupie' was Denise Odie Joseph, who was also married at the time.

50 posted on 01/23/2014 4:28:28 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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