Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to five years of probation, spending eight months of it in a community confinement center, after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation. Prosecutors were seeking a 10-16 month prison sentence in what may considered an unequal application of the law. Most often, violators of this type are simply fined.
But the conservative author and filmmaker has written a series of critical books and movies about Obama. Eric (why is this man still Attorney General) Holder has obviously taken note.
D’Souza was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan – a Clinton appointee.
He was also given a $30,000 fine and ordered to do one day of community service a week during his probation.
The Smoking Gun website reported that for the first eight months of his probation term, D’Souza will do his community service in a “community confinement center” in San Diego. He will also have to perform one day per week of community service during his probation term. Typically, community service can include tasks like working with the homeless or teaching inmates, though no details were given Tuesday.
He discussed his sentence on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, Tuesday night, saying, “I’ve got a big smile on my face and I think I have for several hours and I can’t wipe it off because this was really an effort to put me out of business. The government was trying to lock me up for 10-15 months and a federal judge said, no.”