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Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« on: January 23, 2014, 06:55:04 PM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-usa-politics-dsouza-idUSBREA0M22W20140123

Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law

By Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:04pm EST

(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.

Gillibrand, herself a 1988 Dartmouth graduate, ended up winning re-election to her first full term, collecting close to 72 percent of the vote.

In late 2012, D'Souza resigned his post as president of King's College, a small Christian college in New York City, after admitting he had become engaged to a woman even though he was legally married, though separated from his wife. He has been an outspoken defender of traditional marriage.

The case is U.S. v. D'Souza, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-cr-00034.

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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 07:13:31 PM »
Another political hit by the Department of Injustice.
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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 07:47:35 PM »
Another political hit by the Department of Injustice.

Yep.

This is tyrrany.
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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 07:55:44 PM »
Wow..
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 07:59:05 PM »
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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."
He also wrote What's So Great about Christianity, Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader, Life After Death: The Evidence, What's So Great About America and several others.
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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 11:00:56 AM »
He's a smart guy. Very smart, so I find it difficult to believe he'd actually be dumb enough to do this in such a cack handed way. There are so many legal ways of funneling excess cash to candidates that this method is just totally stupid.

Still - if he did in fact do it, yes, he should be punished.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 11:03:06 AM »
There is NOTHING this administration won't do to punish anyone who speaks out against them! NOTHING!

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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 11:07:17 AM »
He's a smart guy. Very smart, so I find it difficult to believe he'd actually be dumb enough to do this in such a cack handed way. There are so many legal ways of funneling excess cash to candidates that this method is just totally stupid.

Still - if he did in fact do it, yes, he should be punished.

They know that they have no hope of winning this but will force Dinesh to spend untold amounts of money defending himself for no reason other than they don't like what he has to say!

It's COMPLETELY unAmerican!


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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 11:17:45 AM »
"After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time.” - Valerie Jarrett

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Re: Dinesh D'Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 02:05:14 PM »
"After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time.” - Valerie Jarrett
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