Skip to comments.Dinesh D'Souza Released On $500,000 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. DSouzas 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.
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“2016” made $33 MILLION.
He has a NEW one coming out, and I hear it’s even BETTER:
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.
Somebody must have ratted him out. I wonder if he knows the identity of the rat.
ah ,maybe it’s the real reason for his arrest
$500,000?! Some murderers don’t have bail that high.
They cuffed Dinesh??!!
Well, they had to ...... him being such a menace to society and all.
Blatant police state. We’ve already crossed the line. Not just with this incident, but with several recent events. Not a free country anymore.
I do not believe the “authorities” have any proof of laws being violated. I believe this is a rattle-the-cage arrest.
I see Valerie Jarrett’s hand in this. She promised to punish people who opposed Obama.
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 DSouzas efforts to help a friend running for the Senate in 2012 was at most an act of misguided friendship.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Cuffed. Jailed. 500K bail.
This is persecution.
But if he had made one of Bush, the same thing would happen???
Angry? Go see his new film, "America", when it comes out in theaters!
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.
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.
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.
What was Michael Moore's bail?
In the meantime we have to suffer the outlaw in the White House.
“Long shot” is a kind way of saying it.
Leave? He's a U.S. CITIZEN! Make OBAMA leave! He took $2 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions in 2008.
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.
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
He has a NEW one coming out, and I hear its even BETTER
ah ,maybe its 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?
“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.
If there were any honesty in the mainstream media, they would be ripping Team Obama for this crap.
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!
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
Dinesh, stand strong.
Well....Maybe he would rather spend his time perfecting his craft than studying campaign finance laws.
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.
We now political prisoners in the United States
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.
$500,000 bail for a crime involving $20,000 pass through funds?
I smell overkill here.
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
Unfortunately we can’t MAKE Osucker leave... not yet anyway
He would be awarded prestigious film industry awards.
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.
Five hundred thousand? Who did he murder?
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?