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December 20, 2014

Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty to Illegal Contributions

A former college president and conservative filmmaker has pleaded guilty to one count of making illegal campaign contributions in a federal election.

Dinesh D’Souza, pleaded guilty today to contributing $15,000 more than permitted to Wendy Long, R-N.Y., a 2012 federal U.S. Senate candidate in New York who ran against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Charges of making false statements to the Federal Election Commission were dropped.

D’Souza was indicted in January for contributing in the names of others, after asking two friends to be straw donors and contribute to Long, and promising to reimburse them. View earlier posting.

D’Souza was president of King’s College in New York. He was a political advisor to President Reagan, and released the film, 2016: Obama’s America, based on his book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.

View Department of Justice press release.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • http://regionalextensioncenter.blogspot.com/ Bobby Gladd

    Grifter.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE WORKING ONLY FOR THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST, NOT YOURS OR MINE. THE REPUBLICANS & DEMOCRATIC PARTIES, HAVE BOTH FAILED THE 3 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS STILL WITHOUT AN EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER. BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE BEEN TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE TO GET THIS MUCH NEEDED BILL PASSED IN THE SENATE. WHILE BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY CONGRESS IN AID FOR THE UKRAINE, MILLIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES HAVE FELL INTO FINANCIAL RUIN WAITING FOR HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT, WHICH STILL HASN’T COME. THESE FAMILIES HAVE HAD TO FACE EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE HOLDING THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE, FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE, AND PARTY AGENDA. OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE ABANDONED THESE 3 MILLION FAMILIES, AND HAVE LEFT THEM HUNG OUT TO DRY, WITH NO SUPPORT. WHERE IS THEIR COMPASSION, AND COMMON DECENCY?

    • Akela

      And just WHOM do you think CREATED this condition??? HMMMM?

    • WaRottie

      And now they will spend a couple hundred million more on MORE illegal alien kids who just show up at the Mexican border. How hard is it to say “No, you can’t come in.”? I can say it, certainly the border guards can. This is crap. We give all of our money to everyone else then they just want to tax us more.

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