Begging pays handsome dividends.
And Indian crook Dinesh D’Souza is perfect evidence of that.
Despite pleading guilty to the felony crime of violating U.S. federal campaign election laws, Dinesh has managed to escape a prison term.
Instead, he was sentenced today to five years of probation, with eight months during the first year to be served in a community confinement center.
What a shame!
What a disappointment! I was so dying to see Dinesh in orange prison garb.
In addition to eight months of confinement in a community confinement center, Judge Richard Berman sentenced the Indian crook to mandatory eight-hour day of community service every week of his five-year term of probation, weekly counseling sessions, and ordered him to pay a $30,000 fine, as well as a $100 special assessment.
Dinesh recently pled guilty to violating the federal campaign election law by making illegal contributions to a Senate campaign in the names of others.
The U.S. Election Act prohibits people from making a contribution in the name of another, including reimbursing a third person, before or after that third person’s contribution, as inducement to make that contribution.
If you ask me, Dinesh’s recent letter to Judge Berman begging not to be sentenced to prison must have played a role in the crook avoiding a prison term.
Here are excerpts from Dinesh’s letter (filed September 3, 2014, P.4-5):
When I think about what I did, I am filled with a sense of frustration, exasperation and regret. I cannot believe how stupid I was, how careless and how irresponsible….I took a short-cut….I have already paid a price for this behavior in having the FBI investigate me, having handcuffs behind my back and being exposed to public disgrace and embarrassment….I did something wrong….
I am ashamed and contrite…I realize that you have the power to send me to prison, but since I am no danger to the community, and there is a zero chance that I would do this again, no good purpose would be served by locking me up….I urge you to give me community service….I can teach afterschool class or instruct new immigrants in English or work with the Boys and Girls Club….
Never one to miss an opportunity of riding the publicity train, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara blah blah blahed:
Dinesh D’Souza attempted to illegally contribute over $10,000 to a Senate campaign, wilfully undermining the integrity of the campaign finance process. Like many others before him, of all political stripes, he has had to answer for this crime – here with a felony conviction.