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Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Featured, Law, Politics | 5 comments

What justice? US attorneys go after conservative author

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10- to 16-month prison sentence for conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who has pled guilty to violating campaign finance law. [icopyright one button toolbar]

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 Mumbai native became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1991. The maximum penalty is 24 months in prison.

The government’s preferred sentence seemed excessive relative to my memory of other campaign finance indiscretions. Google helped me confirm that suspicion.

Not only does the DOJ seem more hard-nosed than usual, it’s moving more rapidly than usual as well.

Certainly seems like the U.S. government is involved in a little payback in the D’Souza case; D’Souza has been a vocal critic of President Obama.