Skip to comments.Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
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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A wise and prescient post. There’s a very dark shadow creeping over the country.
“McDonnell, Christie, Walker, and other Republicans/conservatives are being targeted for elimination.”
Besides Scott Walker, you didn’t name another Conservative.
“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.”
Said with a straight face too!
I see more and more of the seeds of a future revolt being planted down the road.
Revolt is coming.
Obama violated federal election laws all 24/7 with internet donations from foreigners, stolen credit cards, etc.
I hope they use this opportunity to get the limits overturned as unconstitutional limits on speech.
In that pic....it looks as if someone is holding up a noose.
I wish I could agree but most Americans (and even the illegals) don’t seem to care. The low information voters appear to have the upper hand.
A sure sign that this nation is closer to a second American revolution, mark my words.
This country is sadly divided.
After obama's campaign finance corruption this is a joke.
Do not dissent or the full power of the federal government will... Well you know.
Just kidding NSA!/sarc
Listening now to Mark Levin and wow, he is ON FIRE with verbal passion!
Obama and his thugs (yes thugs) are using the Courts to go after political enemies. He knows 2 out of 3 judges will be liberals (judges have become as corrupt as the MSM), and therefore he will drag conservatives and even RINO’s into Court knowing if he can’t get them some other way, he will resort to the now corrupt legal system which will mostly do his bidding.
Obama’s regime will judge shop to get the best shot at having their way. And overzealous federal prosecutors from Eric Holder’s extra corrupt Justice Dept. will go after conservatives who have been indicted tooth and tong, exacting vengeance in Obama’s name for those that dare to cross the Diktator. We are now Amerika. The fascists rule. The situation is mighty bad, and there are 3 years to go folks. Better make sure the Pubs win the Senate in 2014 or we are all really, really screwed. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Next step could be open rebellion, Ukrainian style.
Add voter fraud, IRS hit squads, Holder’s corruption, groups being discriminated against (Friends of Abe), on and on.
It’s hard to watch this - how does it continue unchallenged? I think it’s because nobody quite believes it.
Yes he is.
What is going on is planting the seeds for a second American revolt. It will not come today or tomorrow, but it will come. Give it time.
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