Dinesh D'Souza indictment

The U.S. District Court filed an indictment against Dinesh D'Souza alleging campaign finance fraud. Read related article.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INDICTMENT

DINESH

Defendant.

COUNT ONE

(Contributions in the Names of Others)
The Grand Jury charges:
Background
1. The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended,
Title Code, Section.431, et seq. (the "Election Act"),
limits financial influence in the election of candidates for federal
office, including the Officmaof United.States Senator, and provides for
the public disclosure of the financing of federal election campaigns:
a. The Election Act limits the amount and source of
money that may be contributed to a federal candidate or that candidate'
authorized campaign committee.
b. The Election.Act prohibits any person from making
any contribution in the name of another, including reimbursing a third
person, before or after that third person' contribution, as inducement

to make that contribution.

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c. In 2012, the Election Act limited.both primary and

general election campaign.contributions to $2,500 for a total of $5,000

from any individual to any one candidate.

2. The Federal Election Commission is an agency and

department of the United States with jurisdiction to compile and

publicly report accurate information about the sources and amounts of

contributions.

Statutory Allegations

3. In or about August 2012, in the Southern District
of New York and elsewhere, DINESH the defendant,
willfully and knowingly made and Caused to be made contributions
of money, aggregating more than $10,000 during the 2012 calendar
year, in the names of others to the campaign of a candidate for
the United States Senate, to wit, reimbursed others with
whom he was associated and who he had directed to contribute a total
of $20,000 to the campaign.

(Title 2, United States Code, Sections 44lf and 437g(d) (1) (D)
and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2.)

(Causing False Statements)
The Grand Jury further charges:
4. From in or about August 2012 through in or about

July 2013, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, in

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a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the
Government of the United States, DINESH the defendant,
willfully and knowingly caused the submission of materially false,
fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations, to
wit, caused the submission by an unwitting authorized
campaign committee of a candidate for the United States Senate to
the FEC of reports that falsely reported the sources and amounts
of contributions to the campaign by certain individuals.

(Title 18, United States Code, Sections lOO1(a)(2) and 2.)

PREET BHARARA
United States Attorney

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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DINESH

Defendant.

INDICTMENT

14 Cr.

(2 U.S.C. 441f and 437g(d) (1) 18 U.S.C. 1oo1(a) (2) and 2.)

PREET BHARARA
United States Attorney.

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