Author Dinesh D'Souza Charged With Campaign Fraud
The conservative commentator is a regular fixture on news outlets. He's accused of making illegal donations to a Senate candidate.By Steven Sparkman | January 23, 2014
Conservative commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has been indicted on charges of violating campaign finance laws.
The U.S. Attorney's Office of New York accuses D'Souza of "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."
Basically, the charges say D'Souza used what The New York Times calls "straw donors" — people who agreed to make campaign contributions in their name with D'Souza's money.