Friday, January 24, 2014

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politicker | Dinesh D’Souza, a controversial political commentator, author and former president of King’s College, was indicted today by a grand jury for alleged campaign finance fraud, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office announced this evening.

According to the office, Mr. D’Souza, 52, is charged “with violating the federal campaign finance laws by making illegal contributions to a United States Senate campaign in the names of others and causing false statements to be made to the Federal Election Commission in connection with those contributions.”

According to a complaint, Mr. D’Souza contributed $20,000 to a New York Senate candidate’s campaign—five times the legal limit—by using straw donors, whom he later reimbursed.
FEC campaign finance records show Mr. D’Souza made two $2,500 contributions to long-shot Republican New York U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long in March 2012—the maximum allowed. Mr. D’Souza’s wife at the time, Dixie D’Souza, also gave $5,000 that March, records show. Ms. Long was handily defeated in the general election by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.

The candidate in question was unaware of Mr. D’Souza’s allegedly illicit activities, the indictment says.

The indictment is just the latest by Mr. Bharara, who has gone after political corruption aggressively in recent months. “As we have long said, this office and the F.B.I. take a zero-tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process. If, as alleged, the defendant directed others to make contributions to a Senate campaign and reimbursed them, that is a serious violation of federal campaign finance laws,” he said.

Mr. D’Souza is a well-known conservative commentator and best-selling author who was forced to step down as president of the Christian King’s College in October of 2012 after reports surfaced that he had checked into a hotel with a woman he introduced as his fiancée, even though he was married to another woman, according to reports at the time. He most recently drew fire when he called President Barack Obama a “grown-up Trayvon” on Twitter.


Nakajima Kikka said...

These are felony charges, I presume? If convicted, he could go to jail.

CNu said...

Hey Dinesh

CNu said...

note to self: the dopamine hegemony's exploitation of conspicuous consumption involves minimal discipline, just surrender to instinctive drives, appetites, and impulses - which is why it wins out over genuine cultures of competency every.single.time.

makheru bradley said...

"reports surfaced that he had checked into a hotel with a woman he introduced as his fiancée, even though he was married to another woman."

Dat thang may not be undefeated, but it is the prohibitive favorite to win every contest. Dude should have gone to Motel 6. He'll probably get pardoned by the next Republican president--if there ever is another Republican president. LOL

ken said...

I doubt he would go to jail over this, enough have taken interest in this case that if he is found guilty it would look bad to jail him while giving this other guy a fine.

As for D'Souza mentally, he doesn't appear to have the integrity and same care he had to be completely truthful as he once did.

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