Conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in a San Diego “community confinement center” and five years’ probation for violating campaign finance law.
The Daily Caller has learned that D’Souza will be confined to a “re-entry” program wherein he will be allowed to work during the day and report to the center at night. D’Souza reported to the center Tuesday afternoon.
The prosecution in the case requested 10 to 16 months in prison for D’Souza, who promised to re-imburse a small group of donors if they contributed a total of $20,000 to D’Souza friend Wendy Long’s unsuccessful New York Senate campaign in 2012.
D’Souza was snared in an FBI sting and prosecuted by Obama donor Preet Bharara, the publicity-savvy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara is considered a favorite to become attorney general in a Hillary Clinton administration.
D’Souza’s latest book and accompanying documentary “America” were widely successful, though The New York Times decided not to recognize the spot it should have earned on its bestseller list.