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D'Souza Sentence May Be Increased Over His Public Lack Of Contrition

Dinesh D'Souza could be facing more than a year in prison if prosecutors have their way.
D'Souza Sentence May Be Increased Over His Public Lack Of Contrition
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Prosecutors have asked the judge to sentence Dinesh D'Souza to 16 months in prison for his attempt to sneak extra campaign donations to his buddy running for the Senate in New York.

In their argument for why D'Souza should get prison time, they point to his lack of contrition right up to his plea bargain, citing his public statements as evidence his cries for mercy and promises of reformation shouldn't be believed.

Reuters, via Raw Story:

In a Wednesday court filing, federal prosecutors rejected defense arguments that D’Souza was “ashamed and contrite” about his crime, had “unequivocally accepted responsibility,” and deserved a sentence of probation with community service.

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It also said D’Souza waited to “the last possible moment” prior to trial before admitting guilt, and then went on TV shows and the Internet to complain about being “selectively” targeted for prosecution, and having little choice but to plead guilty.

“Based on the defendant’s own post-plea statements, the court should reject the defendant’s claims of contrition on the eve of sentencing,” prosecutors led by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said in the filing.

As I said before, the last place that guy should be is serving community service by influencing young people or recent immigrants. Let him spend some time in prison, and let that send a message to everyone who wants to violate the campaign finance laws, weak as they are.

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