The Judge was extremely kind to him by not giving him any prison time, only eight months in a
community confinement center.
The conservative author and documentary filmmaker Dinesh DíSouza was spared prison time on Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to violating federal campaign finance laws.
Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan handed down a probationary sentence ó including eight months in a so-called community confinement center ó and a $30,000 fine, bringing to a close a high-profile legal battle that started with Mr. DíSouzaís indictment in January for illegally using straw donors to contribute to a Republican Senate candidate in New York in 2012.
Mr. DíSouza, who has accused President Obama of carrying out the ďanticolonialĒ agenda of his father, initially argued that he had been singled out for prosecution because of his politics. In April, his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, filed court papers contending that Mr. DíSouzaís ďconsistently caustic and highly publicized criticismĒ of Mr. Obama had made him a government target.
DíSouza Is Spared Prison Time for Campaign Finance Violations