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?
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