Feds Want Prison Time for Dinesh D’Souza

Democrats John Edwards and Jon Corzine couldn’t be reached for comment.

Aleister
Legal Insurrection
9/12/2014

Even though conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has admitted wrongdoing in a case where he violated campaign finance law, many of his supporters believe he’s being harshly prosecuted for political reasons.

A new development in his case reported by Jonathan Stempel of Reuters seems to confirm their suspicions:

U.S. seeks up to 16 months in prison for Dinesh D’Souza

The U.S. government wants conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to be sentenced to as much as 16 months in prison, following his guilty plea to a campaign finance law violation.

In a Wednesday court filing, federal prosecutors rejected defense arguments that D’Souza was “ashamed and contrite” about his crime, had “unequivocally accepted responsibility,” and deserved a sentence of probation with community service.

D’Souza, 53, admitted in May to illegally reimbursing two “straw donors” who donated $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in New York of Wendy Long, a Republican he had known since attending Dartmouth College in the early 1980s.

The government said a 10- to 16-month prison sentence was appropriate for D’Souza, and necessary to deter others from abusing the election process, including “well-heeled individuals who are tempted to use their money to help other candidates.”

Perhaps D’Souza should seek counsel from the disgraced 2008 Democratic Party candidate John Edwards…

 

 

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