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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One of his best classic rants, Mark Levin’s.
Have turned into a little dick-takership. Fixed it more.
People need to stand up and stop this persecution. Holder is a traitor and should be brought to justice for crimes against the American people and the Constitution.
Hitler’s Germany all over again!
The young woman was married, as well.
This has no bearing on the election case, of course. On that, my immediate opinion is that, yes, he did what they say he did, and no, of course they wouldn’t have indicted a Democrat for the same thing. I could be wrong about the first part.
I think this has more to do with a documentary he made back in 2012 than it does with election laws. Since when do democrats care about election law?
The 'young groupie' was Denise Odie Joseph, who was also married at the time.
More info about the debate between Ayers and Dsouza
Sorry for my second post. You’re just too quick on the draw for me!
Pray for (what's left of) this country.
LOL! - Much evidence to the contrary Mr Bharara.
My first thought also!
Holy cow. Sh!t's gettin' real, alright.
But it was all okay, except to the compulsively judgmental, because their spouses weren’t meeting their needs, and God wouldn’t want them to be unhappy when they’d finally met their soulmate ...
Doesn’t make his political or social commentary wrong, of course, although everything is arguable. I think Ramesh Ponnuru is a sharper observer and more logically consistent.
He is UNPERSON.
No problem - you added additional information, but I had LINKS!
Unless your name is Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Algore, Barack Hussein 0bama, ...
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