‘Obama’ Filmmaker Indicted for Campaign Fraud

Dinesh DSouza 2016 Obamas America

D'Souza allegedly contributed excessive funds to a U.S. Senate campaign

Dinesh D’Souza, director of the 2012 documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” was arrested and indicted for campaign finance fraud on Thursday, Reuters reports.

The conservative filmmaker and best-selling author allegedly contributed $20,000 in 2012 in the name of others to Republican Wendy Long’s U.S. Senate campaign. Long ran for Hillary Clinton’s vacated Senate seat, but lost to Kirsten Gillibrand.

Federal law in 2012 limited election campaign contributions to $5,000 per person per candidate. Breaking this law is punishable to two years in prison.

“As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, said in a statement.

Attorney Benjamin Brafman told The Hollywood Reporter that his client “did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever … at worst this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza.”

D’Souza, President Ronald Reagan’s former policy adviser, helmed “2016,” the second most popular political doc in U.S. history. The film, which criticized President Barack Obama’s presidency, banked $33 million at the box office. D’Souza’s upcoming film “America” hits theaters on July 4.

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  1. Moormanator says:

    D’Sousa could not have asked for better publicity for his upcoming film. Being thrown in jail by a constitutionally abusive president underscores the whole point of his films.

  2. D’Souza is a religious nut bag Christian, who makes the claim that being a “Christian” somehow, magically, makes one more moral, ethical, and beyond approach….who does not commit crimes. D’Souza has made this claptrap argument in debates with Christopher Hitchens who just wipes the floor with him and his ridiculous religious beliefs.

    This is NOT the first time D’Souza has been in trouble. He was sleeping around, and got caught in a hotel room with someone not his wife. Ergo D’Souza proves that Christians are just hypocrites and liars…who believe they should have some elevated position in society, and NEVER be questioned, or asked to PROVE their myths. Its time that the religious either PROVE their claims, or shut up.

  3. jay says:

    Elections have been tampered with for a long time, a $20k chump gift pales by comparison.

  4. ounceoflogic says:

    Variety does the exact same thing that o’bama is described as doing. Easier for an online rag though… they just delete you.

  5. Mp Mb says:

    This is kind of a vindication for Mr. D’Souza. He was 100% correct about Obama, perhaps even a little bit too kind. Obama has made a statement with this blatant abuse of power. He is saying that even with all of the recent talk about how it is illegal to use government resources to retaliate against one’s personal and political enemies, and even with the widely known IRS scandal persecuting others for political reasons, that he WILL continue to do these illegal acts anyway, legal or not, right or wrong in broad daylight without excuse, remorse or hesitation. Who would dare try to stop him? Who would dare even speak out against him knowing they they could be the next target? He is virtually daring people to just try to impeach him, just try to reign him in, just try to make him follow any law. The statement by his crony appointee is hilariously untrue. But no one is calling them to the carpet. Obama is taking political prisoners deliberately, blatantly, in plain view and there hasn’t been an impeachment hearing on him yet. And he has his cronies in place in every agency– with military power no less–for anyone who dares to cross him.
    This is pretty serious guys. I wouldn’t doubt that this blatant persecution of an enemy is Obama’s way of saying that he doesn’t have to wait until 2016 to topple America.

  6. Nathan Pizzo says:

    The rule of thugs is in full swing. This is not American my friends.

  7. Go to jail for donating “too much” money to the “wrong” party – skate free as a bird for intimidating white voters at a Philly voting precinct. Welcome to Obama’s America.

  8. cadolfan says:

    He’ll get a call soon from Lois Lerner for his tax audit.

  9. notafraid tospeak says:

    This is the quote post of the day. This sums it all up. We know Obama is not setting all of these dictatorial powers up just to step aside and give them to someone else – not this man. He plans on being here until he sees the complete and utter destruction of the old world order, so that he, the Phoenix, can rise from its ashes to assume his throne in the New World Order.

    Obama is the Beast of the Earth, he is a demon in human form, and he has not begun to eschew his fury on all that is good, noble, virtuous and especially, Christian.

  10. Memegalt says:

    Former va governor, DeSousa, Friends of Abe, Cuomo going after James O’Keefe.This seems like desperation so things are going to get bad, real bad!!! Don’t board any trains anytime soon, you may not like where they take you!

  11. Thomas says:

    “Will no one rid me of this rock in my shoe”

    Another one of the emperor’s enemies toppled

    • RodSteele says:

      ’emperor’ ?! c’mon, man, at least be more accurate describing his proper title : “Golfer-in-Chief” . There… fixed it for ‘ya !!

  12. maryofaz says:

    Oh…. really. Sounds like Chicago to me….

  13. notafraid tospeak says:

    Dear Richard, impeachment will never happen to the Beast of the Earth. We fight, We the People, we unite past our petty differences just long enough to overthrow these madmen and restore at least the rule of Constitutional Law, or it is over for all of us. Then again, if Obama is who I believe him to be, its over for everyone anyways.

  14. Yes President Obama did admit saying this phrase but admitted soon after that it was the wrong thing to say. He said he should have said Opponents. Oh well Let those without sin.

  15. Andy Howe says:

    “this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process” unless it is committed by the Black Panthers or benefits Democrats

  16. 1776Liberal says:

    We should be seeing a similar announcement about an indictment of George Soros in the next day or two. Yea, right………………………………..

  17. Bill Bitterass says:

    Corrupt IRS, corrupt attorney general, corrupt federal judges, corrupt DA’s … had enough yet America?

  18. DanielD says:

    Yup it’s nothing more than a witch hunt because this guy dared to make a movie against the illegitimate, foreign born, anti-American dictator in the white house. What about all the campaign money from the Saudis that was swept under the rug? America does not have much time left in my humble opinion.

  19. Dan Sullivan says:

    Strange, DOJ goes after only Republican related crimes while Black Panthers intimidate voters with Obama’s and Holder’s covering for them.

  20. Be careful. History repeats.

  21. grinder says:

    Zero tolerance if you are conservative that is.

  22. We already have ..most of it anyways.

  23. misguided friendship? what a great legal theory

  24. David Swenk says:

    I find it interesting it is conservatives that are indicted and especially one who criticize Obama. A zero tolerance towards corruption but the DOJ regularly ignores excessive donations in the the millions given to ObAma and liberal candidates. It is clear with the IRS targeting conservative groups there is a witch hint going on against conservatives

  25. Nakoula Bassely Nakoula and Dinesh D’Souza have something in common. They each made a movie that Obama didn’t like, and both imprisoned for it. Looks like we’re ‘BACK IN THE U.S., BACK IN THE U.S. BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.!”

    Meanwhile, democrat Jon Corzine steals more than $1 billion from his MF Global investors and what happens to him?

    Oh well . . . Those Ukraine girls really knock me out, they leave the West behind. Those Moscow girls make me sing and shout. That Joe-Joe’s always on my mi-mi-mind.

  26. C says:

    You mean to tell me that one person gets tagged for 20K….ONLY one person… Hell when you consider noncash perks and Campaign contributions over time, some of our corporations have given a lot more than that. No, this is just an excuse. The movie is the real reason he was indicted.

  27. DownsizeDC says:

    In his defense the law is unconstitutional, like virtually all federal laws. Article 1, Section 8 limits the power of the federal government. The 10th Amendment confirms this.

  28. mitch27 says:

    As they say, “You can indict a ham sandwich.” Nothing to see here… move along.

  29. REP says:

    I hear a faint echo of “Execute Order 66.” No doubts that even Emperor Palpatine would be impressed at these developments…
    Nothing to see here folks. The drone clones are working as directed. You may peacefully return to your regularly scheduled materialism.

  30. Jack Riley says:

    Our government has reached their third world corrupt stage. It will take many years to flush.

  31. NeilCDenver says:

    The real corruption is when politicians, like Obama, take political contributions from bundlers and provides them with taxpayer funded loan guarantees, as has frequently happens in Obama’s administration.

    There is no equivalence between a) excessive political contributions, and 2) spending millions of taxpayer dollars as paybacks. The later is far more criminal in nature. And it’s usual acceptance by Americans is ample evidence of America’s moral decline.

    Now more than ever, Americans must expunge the extremist left-wing and right-wing elements that dominate both parties.

  32. AL349 says:

    “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, said in a statement. Yea, right.

  33. Matt drudge says:

    You can tell the drudge report linked to this story cause All the lunatics are herewith their rants.

  34. spornbot says:

    “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” -Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan-

    They forgot to they forgot to report the caveat in the quote: “Unless it is the Democrats doing it.
    The correct quote should read:
    “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process unless it is the Democrats doing it.

  35. AngryWASP says:

    This is the kind of comment you inept buglers should be deleting. Of course, it could be that mike here is your equivalent of an inside leftist agent at a tea party rally holding a sign with content similar to the above post.

  36. Bill Clinton says:

    Dinesh D’Souza is a really good guy and his movie was informative and accurate.

  37. Jim Jacobson says:

    This is seriously a joke. As everyone else has said, this statement was laughable: “this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process”

  38. Old Dave says:

    I wonder when George Soros will be similarly investigated.

  39. eddieb says:

    Zero tolerance as long is it is not a Democrat.

  40. DJH says:

    Funny, I think what they meant to say was the office takes a zero tolerance approach to republicans breaking campaign finance laws – democrats on the other hand may commit any crime without so much as the media sneezing in the same direction. Corrupt, unAmerican, treasonous, subversive frauds!

  41. American-American says:

    “The film……..criticized President Barack Obama’s presidency”. No it did not. It simply layed out who Obama is and what he stands for. Love it, or hate it.

  42. marty says:

    “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” LOL that’s a good one!

    • Phil says:

      Best example of this administration’s zero tolerance of political corruption still has to be its strict prosecution of the New Black Panthers for their polling place bullying of citizens trying to vote.

    • American-American says:

      I laughed out loud my self.

  43. AngryWASP says:

    Thank god for such vigilance. Fast and furious is small potatoes compared to this horror.

  44. ManOnPoint says:

    Of course they are after Dinesh!!! Dinesh put the real deal on Obama…

  45. Rujholla says:

    So, Holder won’t prosecute Black Panthers for violent actions of voter intimidation because they are black, but he will prosecute a black film-maker for this? Sounds like he isn’t an equal opportunity racist!

  46. jack webb says:

    HA, HA, HA, zero tolerance for corruption of the election process . That’s like giving speeding tickets at the Indy 500 .

  47. patriot4life USA says:

    ” The Tree of Liberty must be Refreshed from Time to Time with the Blood of Patriots and TYRANTS ” .. Thomas Jefferson .

  48. American Blue Jacket says:

    He should have told them he’s a NEW BLACK PANTHER!

  49. Walter says:

    “As we have long said …”

    How long? Well, let’s see. Clearly AFTER Gore’s Buddhist temple fundraiser. And Hillary’s “odd” campaign receipts of over $200,000 from the Paw family. And let’s not forget Jon Corzine.

    Oh. Wait. Those are all DEMOCRATS. My bad. I guess that was “long said” for REPUBLICAN causes. Gotcha.

    Say, how are those IRS audits of conservative groups going?

  50. Jake Cutter says:

    Did Charlie Trie go to jail?

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