Skip to comments.Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
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.
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Bad state of affairs we’ve come to.
Just look around. It’s happening everywhere, we are turning into a dictatorship.
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.
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 Whats so great about America? The event is open to the public”
Time to consider:
Underground Railroad II
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.
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.
First, they came for the TEA Party...
Indicted by the administration wit the dirtiest fund raising machine in all political history - bar none.
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.
Have turned into a little dick-tatorship.
I always looked forward to seeing him on the talk shows. Brilliant mind.
Yep, what ever happened to the guy they marched to jail for the video they blamed bengazi for.is he alive?
Maybe this is why Beck has toned it down, even apologizing on Fox News.
Just look around. Its happening everywhere, we are turning into a dictatorship.
Yeah, whatever. Now what’s on TV tonight and when’s that pizza being delivered? /sarc
Put me on this jury.
I’ll see to it that he is acquitted.
Where and when is debate scheduled?
A wise and prescient post. There’s a very dark shadow creeping over the country.
“McDonnell, Christie, Walker, and other Republicans/conservatives are being targeted for elimination.”
Besides Scott Walker, you didn’t name another Conservative.
“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!
I see more and more of the seeds of a future revolt being planted down the road.
Revolt is coming.
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.
In that pic....it looks as if someone is holding up a noose.
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.
A sure sign that this nation is closer to a second American revolution, mark my words.
This country is sadly divided.
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
Listening now to Mark Levin and wow, he is ON FIRE with verbal passion!
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.
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.
Yes he is.
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.
One of his best classic rants, Mark Levin’s.
Have turned into a little dick-takership. Fixed it more.
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.
Hitler’s Germany all over again!
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.
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?
The 'young groupie' was Denise Odie Joseph, who was also married at the time.