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Dinesh D'Souza Released On $500,000 Bond
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 24 January 2014 | Paul Bond

Posted on 01/24/2014 5:28:52 PM PST by zeestephen

UPDATE: The filmmaker behind "2016: Obama's America" was briefly handcuffed during his arraignment in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws in 2012. D’Souza’s bail was set at $500,000 and he was released after promising that one financially responsible person would sign “a personal recognizance bond” within a week.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; dineshdsouza; dsouza; memebuilding; naturalborncitizen; newyork; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politicalprisoner
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1 posted on 01/24/2014 5:28:52 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

“2016” made $33 MILLION.

He has a NEW one coming out, and I hear it’s even BETTER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBmsx6vdJ2k

Sneak Preview!


2 posted on 01/24/2014 5:30:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: zeestephen

Dear God! I had no idea the poor guy had been handcuffed and jailed. How awful. Well, he’ll really be heading off to India now. I thought he had gone awhile ago. He had threatened.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 5:30:47 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: zeestephen

4 posted on 01/24/2014 5:31:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: zeestephen
These straw donor laws are stupid. People should be allowed to contribute as much as they want without being forced to conceal their donation.

Somebody must have ratted him out. I wonder if he knows the identity of the rat.

5 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:02 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: gaijin

ah ,maybe it’s the real reason for his arrest


6 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:02 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: zeestephen

$500,000?! Some murderers don’t have bail that high.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:03 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: zeestephen

They cuffed Dinesh??!!
Whoa.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 5:33:53 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
They cuffed Dinesh??!!

Well, they had to ...... him being such a menace to society and all.

/sarc

9 posted on 01/24/2014 5:36:09 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: zeestephen
figures; he's one of the good guys.

10 posted on 01/24/2014 5:36:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: zeestephen

Blatant police state. We’ve already crossed the line. Not just with this incident, but with several recent events. Not a free country anymore.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 5:36:36 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: zeestephen

I do not believe the “authorities” have any proof of laws being violated. I believe this is a rattle-the-cage arrest.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 5:36:41 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: zeestephen

I see Valerie Jarrett’s hand in this. She promised to punish people who opposed Obama.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 5:36:47 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: zeestephen
There does appear to be some basis for the indictment.

D’Souza’s lawyer did not exactly give a ringing endorsement for his innocence.

The following text and quotes are from the “Hot Air” website:

But his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, released a statement to reporters saying that D’Souza’s efforts to help a friend running for the Senate in 2012 was “at most” an “act of misguided friendship.”

“Mr. D’Souza 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 D’Souza. . .It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. D’Souza and the candidate.”

The indictment did not name the Senate candidate in the case. But it appears to be Wendy Long (R), who lost overwhelmingly in 2012 to incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat. Long raised less than $1 million for her long-shot campaign.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 5:37:19 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: molson209

2016 made a big enough splash that D’Souza was able to get Gray Frederickson to co-produce, “America”, D’Souza’s new film.

Gray Frederickson won an Oscar for Best Film with his epic film, “Godfather Part II”.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 5:38:32 PM PST by gaijin
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To: zeestephen
I understood that "bail " was supposed to be 'reasonable', to avoid the accused from 'fleeing jurisdiction' ,
Obviously , when it comes to the FEDS , Nothing is reasonable
Like IRS investigation of the Tea Party ,
Like the "Just-Us" Dept. investigating what happened at Benghazi
Like the "Just-US " Dept. investigation "Fast and Furious"
or "Just-Us" Dept. investigating ATF gun sales to 'straw-purchasers',which they ordered, and prosecution of gun stores owners ,..etc,.etc...
16 posted on 01/24/2014 5:39:34 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: zeestephen
Whoa....I smell revenge.
17 posted on 01/24/2014 5:39:42 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: zeestephen

He could not as for better advertising for his new book. A book so FORBIDDEN that the Government wants to LOCK YOU UP!!! Now, I’m even more intriqued. I hope he collects his money, then moves out of the US till O takes a hike. Dinesh is as popular as safe as Eric Snowden right now.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 5:40:03 PM PST by lee martell
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To: zeestephen
Right -- his lawyer sounds like he's working for the prosecution! What did D'Souza do, call his Hollywood lawyer????

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/24/obama-critic-indicted-for-campaign-finance-fraud-obstruction/

19 posted on 01/24/2014 5:41:01 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: zeestephen

Cuffed. Jailed. 500K bail.

This is persecution.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 5:42:14 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: zeestephen

But if he had made one of Bush, the same thing would happen???


21 posted on 01/24/2014 5:42:40 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Chgogal

Angry? Go see his new film, "America", when it comes out in theaters!

22 posted on 01/24/2014 5:42:52 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I did not know that. This explains Obama’s retribution. Shame on “we” Americans who reelected this Administration. Maybe, Frederickson can you any pictures/film of D’Souza’s arrest in the film. That could be delicious.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 5:43:54 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: zeestephen

There are illegal aliens caught every day who are physical threats to everyone around them, have multiple convictions on their U.S. record to say nothing of what they may have done in Mexico, and they are bonded out for far less than $500,000.

If everyone does not see this as the political thuggery that it is, then they are blind.

Valerie Jarrett on her boring days does more then this, and Terry McAuliffe brags about it.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 5:45:12 PM PST by Regulator
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To: lee martell
Diito that.
25 posted on 01/24/2014 5:45:14 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: miss marmelstein

I recommend he leave ASAP before they lock him up, and they will. I very much doubt after the recent spat between the Indian and US governments, that India would extradite him back here.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 5:45:15 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: zeestephen
Here's an illegal alien who raped a 13-year old.
Bond $100,000.
ONE-FIFTH what Dinesh D'Souza got. Disgusting!
27 posted on 01/24/2014 5:45:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: SkyDancer
But if he had made one of Bush, the same thing would happen???

What was Michael Moore's bail?

28 posted on 01/24/2014 5:45:32 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: zeestephen

In the meantime we have to suffer the outlaw in the White House.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 5:45:42 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: zeestephen

“Long shot” is a kind way of saying it.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 5:47:25 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Viennacon
I recommend he leave ASAP before they lock him up, and they will. I very much doubt after the recent spat between the Indian and US governments, that India would extradite him back here.

Leave? He's a U.S. CITIZEN! Make OBAMA leave! He took $2 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions in 2008.

31 posted on 01/24/2014 5:48:03 PM PST by montag813
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To: zeestephen
Dinesh D’Souza is an ignoramus on financial issues.

He could have made a tax free gift of $13,000 to the candidate.

Then he could have made a taxable gift of $7,000, for a total of $20,000.

At maximum, New York and federal gift taxes on a $7,000 gift would be just around another $7,000-$8,000.

And, obviously, if it was a gift, the candidate would not be obliged to spend it on her campaign, but she could if she wanted to.

So, D’Souza saved $7,000 in gift taxes, but he will have to spend several million to keep himself out of jail.

What an idiot.

32 posted on 01/24/2014 5:48:49 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
In an indictment late Thursday federal authorities accused D’Souza of directing certain people to make political donations to a candidate then reimbursing them.

Sounds like one or more of the certain people ratted him out.
If these certain people who made the donations were intimidated by the Feds, they may have turned him in to save themselves.- Tom

33 posted on 01/24/2014 5:52:15 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: gaijin; molson209
“2016” made $33 MILLION.

He has a NEW one coming out, and I hear it’s even BETTER

ah ,maybe it’s the real reason for his arrest

I'm told it's the only reason Obummer and Holder are going after him. Can you imagine how many Democratic operatives do this as part of routine campaigning?

34 posted on 01/24/2014 5:53:13 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: zeestephen

“briefly handcuffed during his arraignment in New York”

Let this be a warning for all you conservatives and patriots to get out of the neo-Nazi state of New York. You don’t have the manpower or firepower to take on the crpyto-Nazi Cuomo and his 50 IQ left wing apes.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 5:58:42 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: zeestephen

If there were any honesty in the mainstream media, they would be ripping Team Obama for this crap.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 6:00:04 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Capt. Tom
RE: “Sounds like one or more of the certain people ratted him out.”

Agree.

First thing I thought about.

D’Souza has 4 “co-conspirators” on this.

If one of them gets in trouble with the law, or if one them drunkenly talks to a reporter or a Left wing activist - BOOM - all four will have to testify against D’Souza or risk a felony conviction.

Let me add to what I said earlier:

On financial issues and criminal issues, D’Souza is an idiot!

37 posted on 01/24/2014 6:02:15 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
"an act of misguided friendship" and that it didn't involve "any knowledge by the candidate that campaign finance rules may have been violated." He also said that "there was never a corrupt agreement of any kind."

“Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

38 posted on 01/24/2014 6:04:23 PM PST by wintertime
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To: zeestephen

Dinesh, stand strong.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 6:06:54 PM PST by victim soul
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To: zeestephen

Well....Maybe he would rather spend his time perfecting his craft than studying campaign finance laws.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 6:07:34 PM PST by wintertime
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To: SoFloFreeper
If there were any honesty in the mainstream media, they would be ripping Team Obama for this crap.

If there was a drop of honor in the Gelded Old Party, they would be investigating this latest assault on our nation and holding hearings with teeth.

41 posted on 01/24/2014 6:08:43 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: zeestephen

We now political prisoners in the United States


42 posted on 01/24/2014 6:10:39 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: zeestephen

Amazing that a conservative journalist who is very critical of Obama is apparently the only one who has ever been charged with campaign finance malfeasance. Amazing it is.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 6:11:36 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: zeestephen

$500,000 bail for a crime involving $20,000 pass through funds?

I smell overkill here.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 6:14:42 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Chgogal

I didnt re-elect them, damnit.
But it must be revenge. In their minds whatever D’Souza accomplished with 2016 is in the past. Obama can’t run again.
It sounds like they have the didnt-know-any-better defense, which doesn’t make them look terribly smart. But these campaign finance laws are tricky. I always tell people to remember that the next time some politician yells for more campaign finance reform. This is where it leads.
I was wondering if he would actually spend any time in jail and hoping he wouldn’t.
The $500,000 figure reminds me of that guy who raped me in 1990. That’s what his bail was. Of course he had no assets, no friends or family, so sat in jail


45 posted on 01/24/2014 6:14:54 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: montag813

Unfortunately we can’t MAKE Osucker leave... not yet anyway


46 posted on 01/24/2014 6:21:56 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SkyDancer

He would be awarded prestigious film industry awards.


47 posted on 01/24/2014 6:23:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: zeestephen
What's really annoying is that D'Souza is in California and that this was a seat in NY that was impossible for her to win!

Seems his actions were symbolic or possibly romantic because there could be no other reason to throw that much money away.

Doesn't matter, though. He's a target. And the Democrats hold all the key positions in law.

48 posted on 01/24/2014 6:26:18 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: zeestephen

Five hundred thousand? Who did he murder?


49 posted on 01/24/2014 6:27:40 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: wintertime
I disagree.

He has spent his entire career working for political organizations.

The idea that he was not familiar with this law is not serious.

More important, he may have induced 4 more people, probably friends, to break the law.

Or, those 4 people may have induced him.

I mean, how did D’Souza and the other 4 rationalize this bizarre donation procedure unless they knew it was illegal?

What explanation did D’Souza make to these people when he reimbursed them for the contributions they made?

If it wasn't against the law, why go to all this trouble?

50 posted on 01/24/2014 6:28:02 PM PST by zeestephen
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