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Is the sentence fair? Has the Obama justice department sent any Democrats/Liberals/Progressives/Socialists to jail for 16 months or longer for illegal campaign contributions? Is it just outright revenge?
originally posted by: 2ndthought
In regards to the thread context, perhaps the most egregious, yet most swept under the rug, case of donation fraud. Thanks to the progressive leaning MSM.
And ... how well do you think D’Souza will fair if given the max sentence, and then appeals that sentence.
Face it. No matter what the nay-sayers say, this country is being re-shaped into a socialist society more and more each day. I can only wish to be there on the day they finally realize it.
originally posted by: jimmyx
d'sousa entered a guilty plea..also, he could have gotten 2 years, but, it was reduced to 18 months...here's the article...www.politico.com...
also, this is what he said in his own words....
At the court hearing Tuesday, D’Souza admitted he knew what he did was against the law.
“I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids,” D’Souza said, according to Newsday. “I deeply regret my conduct.”
Brafman added in his press statement: “Mr. D’Souza agreed to accept responsibility for having urged two close associates to make contributions of $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 senate campaign of Wendy Long and then reimbursing them for their contributions. Given the technical nature of the charge, there was no viable defense.”
the title of this thread is like hundreds of others here on ATS....misinformation to make Obama/liberals/democrats, look bad....but, what else is new.
Voter suppression? I thought the Black Panthers did that openly at the polls intimidating and taunting people as they went to vote.
Over the past decade Texas has convicted 51 people of voter fraud, according the state's Attorney General Greg Abbott. Only four of those cases were for voter impersonation, the only type of voter fraud that voter ID laws prevent.
Nationwide that rate of voter impersonation is even lower.
Out of the 197 million votes cast for federal candidates between 2002 and 2005, only 40 voters were indicted for voter fraud, according to a Department of Justice study outlined during a 2006 Congressional hearing. Only 26 of those cases, or about .00000013 percent of the votes cast, resulted in convictions or guilty pleas.
In an exhaustive public records search, News21 reporters sent thousands of requests to elections officers in all 50 states, asking for every case of fraudulent activity including registration fraud, absentee ballot fraud, vote buying, false election counts, campaign fraud, casting an ineligible vote, voting twice, voter impersonation fraud and intimidation.
Analysis of the resulting comprehensive News21 election fraud database turned up 10 cases of voter impersonation. With 146 million registered voters in the United States during that time, those 10 cases represent one out of about every 15 million prospective voters.
Roxanne Rubin, 56, a casino worker on the Las Vegas Strip, was arrested on Nov. 3, 2012 after trying to vote twice, once at her poling site in Henderson and then at a second site in Las Vegas. The poll workers at the second site said that she had already voted, but Rubin said that she hadn't and insisted on casting a ballot, which the poll workers refused to allow her to do.
Rubin said that she was trying to show how easy it would be to commit voter fraud with just a signature. "This has always been an issue with me. I just feel the system is flawed," she told the AP Thursday. "If we’re showing ID for everything else, why wouldn’t we show our ID in order to vote?”
Rubin, like many Republicans, claim that the threat from voter fraud -- which is close to non-existent -- is why voter ID laws need to be in place. But Nevada has no voter ID law -- other than for first-time voters who didn't show ID when they registered to vote -- and she was caught anyway.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
a reply to: rnaa
The original OP was about how the Obama Administration targets the opposition while letting his supporters off the hook for basically the same offense.
Conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a community confinement center and five years probation after he pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws.