D’Souza is due back in court on October 15 and will likely receive details surrounding his eight month confinement during that time. The Judge said in court that D’Souza would be serving out the duration of his confinement in a halfway home in San Diego, where he resides.
Author, filmmaker, and conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza spoke with Breitbart News on Wednesday about his court sentencing for violating federal campaign finance laws in his approach to supporting his longtime friend and former New York Senate candidate Wendy Long. An immigrant himself, D’Souza also had some words of advice for his political party of choice and touched up on a strategy he believes would benefit the Golden State as well as the Republican Party going forward.
Tuesday’s court sentencing in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York by Judge Richard Berman was a roller-coaster ride of emotions that resulted in a five year probation and eight months of confinement in a community center for D’Souza; the sentencing also included therapeutic counseling, an order D’Souza’s attorney Benjamin Brafman said he had never heard be prescribed by a judge for such a crime before.
In court on Tuesday, Judge Berman had expressed his bewilderment at the fact that a man with D’Souza’s accomplishments would take such a “staggeringly enormous risk” and make the careless mistake of providing straw donations – contributions in the names of other people – to a political campaign and, as a result, break the law. D’Souza came to this country from India with nothing, has worked in the White House, and made a great success through his penmanship and film making [2016: Obama’s America (released in 2012) and America: Imagine the World Without Her], building himself up as a bastion of the American Dream.