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Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
Reuters ^ | 1-23-14 | Jonathan Stempel

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: campaignfinancelaw; dineshdsouza; naturalborncitizen; newyork
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To: happyhomemaker

Where and when is debate scheduled?

141 posted on 01/24/2014 5:48:39 AM PST by codder too
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To: Biggirl
Revolt is coming.

142 posted on 01/24/2014 5:50:56 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Here’s a clip from as close as I can get to the source doc which apparently is a Canadian source.
Here is what I took it from:

Here’s the clip:

” Foreign media already aware of Obama overseas fundraising scandal

The Destruction of Israel in Exchange for Re-Election?

From Canadian Conservatives blog:

A disturbing picture is emerging tonight of a Democratic fundraising scandal that could prove to be the largest political scandal in American history. The Obama Democrats have a history of accepting untraceable donations (Washington Post, Oct. 2008) but the scale and scope of these fraudulent contributions may be far greater than anyone previous conceived…

According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws.

The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million.

“Hundreds of millions” in untraceable donations? Many from “overseas”?

It begs the question: Who is funding this fraud? A couple hundred million to the Saudis is pocket change. Perhaps an unspoken agreement between Barack Hussein Obama and Muslim Jihadists which would allow for the destruction of Israel in exchange for sufficient funds to secure re-election?”

143 posted on 01/24/2014 7:35:25 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: CincyRichieRich; Revolting cat!

Who went to prison when the Clinton campaign got illegal Chinese contributions?

A chinaman name Hu?

144 posted on 01/24/2014 10:41:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Jane Long

Then Cruz, ............................................

145 posted on 01/26/2014 7:20:03 PM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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