Skip to comments.BREAKING: Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Violating Campaign Finance Law
Posted on 05/20/2014 7:24:11 AM PDT by kristinn
Author and conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza plead guilty this morning to federal charges accusing him of violating campaign finance laws and making false statements. D'Souza admitted in front of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, that he did in fact ask two people to make contributions in their name and later reimbursed them, knowing it was not proper under the law. Judge Richard Berman accepted his guilty plea and set a sentencing date for September 23, 2014. The government argued attorneys would be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant, D'Souza, is guilty.
"Guilty your honor," D'Souza said, adding that he deeply regrets his actions.
"The plea is now accepted and Mr. D'Souza is now guilty under the indictment," Berman replied.
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Sad to hear this.
I wonder if they had very strong evidence, so D’Souza decided to plead guilty, hoping for a lighter sentence?
This is a joke when you consider violating campaign finance laws is the norm for Commie ‘RATS.
I surmise a bargain was struck where he won’t do jail time, but he will be impoverished by fines.
The law is being applied selectively.
The demonRATs do this kind of thing with total impunity, and without fear of ever being investigated or punished when discovered.
It is hard to not to think his anti-Obama work has been a factor.
The law doesn’t apply to the ruling elite.
Well. That is certainly you will never hear a Democrat or Obama Administration official do - EVER.
Dinesh is going on a speaking tour. For all we know, he might even get bigger audiences with all of this going on.
That will be the day that he would get a lighter sentence with the communists Democrats out to kill.
Who started the complaint/investigation against D’Souza?
Probably. When the Feds are after you, it's usually the best you can do. Their conviction rate is incredibly high.
I suspect coercion.
They have already got what they wanted - nothing D'Souza ever says again will be listened to because of the "convicted campaign fraudster" tag that will be applied to his name.
They have silenced a dangerous critic - whether he goes to jail or not is irrelevant to them.
Da*n! He is now discredited and they have a leash on him to make sure that he behaves. If they give him a prison sentence, he will be taught to submit to the new overlords of America.
When does his movie come out?
Good news. A conservative politician does the right thing, pleads guilty, and accepts his lumps like a real man.
We all make mistakes. We all break laws. It’s how we accept responsibility for them that truly matters.
This is a joke when you consider violating campaign finance laws is the norm for Commie RATS.
Rats probably wouldn’t plead guilty. Obviously D’Souza feels he did wrong and should pay the price.
I wonder if his plea will allow him to appeal that the law is unconstitutional? Are the restrictions really legal?
“...that he did in fact ask two people to make contributions in their name and later reimbursed them...”
UNCONSCIONABLE!!!!!! TERRIFYING!!!!! PAST AWEFUL!!!!!
EQUIVALENT TO EATING BABIES!!!!!
I wonder how many of those serial office holders in CONGRESS have done EXACTLY THE SAME THING but were PRACTISED enough not to get caught????
Didn't Gore accept $5000 donations from Buddhists nuns? I don't recall anything happening to the people who gave them the money to make the donations.
I assume this means that he has lost his right to vote. However, even though he’s no longer qualified to participate in our electoral system, he still has his first amendment rights and can still offer his opinion to those of us who can participate.
In the old Soviet Union this was called a "show trial." Its purpose was to show the public the indomitable power of government and instill fear of the government.
It depends on what state he resides in. All states deal with felonies, prison and voting differently.
I was shocked by the $500,000 bond...I have seen people under indictment for murder with lower bonds. In the meantime good old Harry Reid has millions in shady campaign deals and not a peep from the FEC.
Nah. People still listen to that dispicable inside trader, Martha Stewart. ;-)
Enemies of the Obama Admin must realize they are being watched every second of the day
His whole stupid thesis on “anti colonialism” should discredit him considering his Indian background and living in America
D'Souza already discredited himself when he was boinking another woman at a family values conference while both were married to other people.
Who does he think he is, Jesse Jackson?
I’m sure there’s some good strategy in this. Dinesh is a smart guy.
Much money came into Obama’s campaign from overseas. Many many millions of dollars of illegal donations came into the campaign from overseas. The methodology the campaign set up was not to report the source which is a violation of the law.
Where in the hell is Eric Holder on this? Perhaps, “All Animals are equal but some are more equal than others?”
Follow link below to ABC (which is left wing) and their report of the campaign violations.
Not even a “no contest?”
His right to vote, right to hold public office, right to possess a firearm and right to sit on a jury have been revoked.
Even if he was guilty, two people is all? This was a political prosecution andhe may have made a pragmatic decision to accept a plea deal rather than be bankrupted with attorney fees.
How so? Now he can’t vote, hold public office, possess a firearm or sit on a jury.
But he can get back to exposing zero with no double jeopardy risk.
If zero goes after him again, it would be seen as persecution.
I hate that this is even happening, but remember what VJ said about payback being hell.
I would think he would submit a No Contest Plea.
Well, more fodder for the Communists. Too bad...
And now on to Dirty Harry?
At least he didn’t leave a girl to drown in a sinking car.
Or own a firearm. What the hell was he thinking??? I can’t think of a single politician who would be worth this type of charge even if the risk was calculably infinitesimal. What a dumbass...
Hmm, even RATS get convicted on bundling. It is just too simple to prosecute. DSouza violated and basic law which is a spit in the face or regulators they can't ignore.
He’ll probably get a pardon with the next GOP President.
A man is defined by his enemis. Your values are what you will NOT tolerate.
A conviction under THIS particular Prez is a badge of honor, and that will only become more and more clear as time wears on.
Remember the shock that Joe caused when he screamed out, “You lie..!” in the middle of the first State of the Union. Well, now Joe seems prescient.
THAT is where Dinesh is going —he is SHREWD to do this, both for his financial bottom line and also for his legacy.
The Regime is helping Dinesh to become a conservative Michael Moore, but honest and slim.
This is like the Martha Stewart case. He would be unable to convince a jury that he is not guilty even if he is not guilty.
GAAAh! She has a face like an old catchers mitt to boot!
Impossible in federal court without the consent of the prosecutor. Otherwise, your choices are limited to guilty or not guilty.