Skip to comments.Conservative author and pundit Dinesh DíSouza charged in campaign finance case
Posted on 01/24/2014 2:14:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
Conservative author Dinesh DSouza was indicted Thursday on federal charges of violating campaign finance laws by using straw donors to funnel money to a U.S. Senate candidate.
The U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York announced the grand jury charges in a statement Thursday. DSouza is expected to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Mr. DSouza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever, Brafman said in the statement. He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by DSouza. . .It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. DSouza and the candidate.
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If you speak out, they WILL destroy you.
....Yet a John Edwards donor was charged with a midemeanor for same crime. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Maybe his Hollywood Brothers will come to his defence? Oh wait....right he is a conservative.... The Crickets will be a chirping
This is Hitlery starting her scorched earth policies...
3. Any other likely Rep candidate!!!!!!
I’m going to watch the ABSCAM movie tomorrow.... as I remember they were all demo’s except one...
Pierce O’Donnell, the lawyer who represented Art Buchwald against Paramount Pictures in the case that exposed studio accounting practices, has accepted a plea deal for illegally contributing to John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign.
Under the agreement between O’Donnell and federal prosecutors, O’Donnell will receive 60 days in prison, a year of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, plus a $20,000 fine.
O’Donnell was indicted in 2007 and charged with arranging “conduit contributions” to John Edwards’ presidential campaign. O’Donnell was accused of working with an unnamed co-conspirator to solicit contributions for Edwards from employees from O’Donnell’s law firm, with the promise to reimburse them for the contributions. In all, O’Donnell and his co-conspirator raised $26,000 in conduit contributions, according to the grand jury’s indictment.
the war is escalating.
All other law enforcement is at the discretion of the president.
4. Matt Drudge
5. Dinesh D’Souza
6. Gov. McConnell & wife
7. James O’Keefe
8. Tea Party groups
9. Sarah Palin & her father
We’re living in a Police State.
If that's what his lawyer is saying, it sounds awfully like a confession. No denial of the facts alleged in the indictment; "I didn't do it with a corrupt intent" is not "I didn't do it."
Concentration camps were first used for political prisoners.
It’s weird how Soros doesn’t get indicted for doing the same thing, but on a vastly larger scale.
Mr. DSouza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever, Brafman said in the statement. He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by DSouza. “
If that is indeed the case, his actions do not appear criminal as he and the candidate are longtime friends.
Not to mention Friends of Abe are right now being targeted by the IRS
Seeing how the ‘justice’ department has acted, this is purely political harassment.
Don’t forget Stevens of Alaska. They bankrupted him.
There is no exemption in the law for old friends. If, and it's a big if, he did what he is charged with, then he's a fool. He had to know that he's on the Obama Enemies List, and the Obamunists would try to use it to destroy him.
The Regime is launching Kristallnacht on conservatives.
If this guy has to go to jail for violating a stupid law like this, it will still have been worth it. It's a stupid law.
Tom DeLay, Sarah.....whoever gets in their way they set out to destroy by any means possible.
More like the Final Solution to the Conservative problem. Tax them, Hound them and imprison them. There will be no shortage of meathooks to hang those who oppose the regime.
If that's what his lawyer is saying, it sounds awfully like a confession. No denial of the facts alleged in the indictment; "I didn't do it with a corrupt intent" is not "I didn't do it."Mr. DSouza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever, Brafman said in the statement. He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by DSouza. . .It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. DSouza and the candidate.
You have a point. OTOH, an acquittal on the basis of no harm, no foul would be even more meaningful than, He didnt do it.But the real point should be that campaign finance
reform regulation is unconstitutional. Under the First Amendment, no one thinks that The New York Times can be prosecuted for favoring particular candidates, even right before Election Day. That is because the NYT is part of the establishment press. The establishment press is actually pretty much co-extensive with the Associated Press and its member newspapers.
But since the Constitution forbids Congress or the states from granting titles of nobility, the Congress has no authority to grant those employed by the AP, and by member news organizations of the AP, right which it denies to you and me.
The First Amendment gives anyone the right to print his own opinion on his own press with his own ink, and that includes printing the opinion that the printer and/or his minions are objective. But neither the printers nor the government has the authority to enforce such claim of objectivity, and indeed believing any such thing is a grand illustration of Adam Smiths dictum that bThe natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only hat teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing.Claims of journalistic objectivity have precisely the same intent and effect as claims of wisdom - and the Greeks already understood that to be a mark of sophistry in classical times.
Since the vision of the Framers of the Constitution explicitly included (Article 1 Section 8) " . . . progress of science and useful arts, there is no case to be made that the Constitutions framers did not anticipate broadcasting or the Internet; if freedom in the use of such instruments of persuasion has proven to be a problem, Congress should instantly invoke Article V and submit a Constitutional Amendment to the states for ratification. In the mean time, the federal government has no constitutional authority to enforce the opinions of the AP or its members.
Adam Smith warned thatPeople of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.That applies to journalists in the AP; the newswire is a continuous virtual meeting of all of mainstream journalism. The result is that journalists, the people of the . . . trade in question, are so immersed in a conspiracy against the public that they will be the last ones to recognize it. Just as, so it is said, a fish will be the last one to discover water.
Journalists conspire against the public to such an extreme that they actually think that the public interest is whatever is most congenial to them. The result is that whoever succeeds in providing a tangible service to the public, and gets credit for it from the public, is in the journalists mind a rightful" target for the criticism which is the journalists function.
Joe the plumber
Tea Party groups