Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Fraud

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May 20 2014 12:23 PM

Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Fraud

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Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative author and commentator who asserts that Barack Obama is "driven by a Third World, anti-American ideology that he got from his Kenyan father," admitted today in federal court to committing campaign finance fraud. From the New York Daily News:

Busted in January for skirting a $5,000 cap by reimbursing his friends for $20,000 in donations to the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign of New York Republican Wendy Long, D'Souza, 53, was initially charged with one count of illegal contributions and one count of false statements, both felonies.
In a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to the illegal contribution count.
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D'Souza, who has described Barack Obama Sr. as a "philandering, inebriated African socialist" whose worldview is essential to understanding the actions of a president who last saw him in 1971, could be sentenced to up to 16 months in prison or fined $250,000.

The author, who once wrote in all seriousness that Barack Obama thinks of Muslims who attack American soldiers as "freedom-fighters," admitted publicly that he "knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids."

“I deeply regret my conduct,” D'Souza told the court, referring not to his claim that the president of the United States is purposefully transforming the country into a metaphorical "shantytown," but to his comission of a felony.

Barack Obama was re-elected to the American presidency in 2012 by a margin of five million votes. The Kenyan radical sleeper-cell community could not be reached for comment.

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