Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Illegal Contributions

A former college president and conservative filmmaker has pleaded guilty to one count of making illegal campaign contributions in a federal election.  

Dinesh D'Souza , pleaded guilty today to contributing $15,000 more than permitted to Wendy Long, R-N.Y., a 2012 federal U.S. Senate candidate in New York who ran against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Charges of making false statements to the Federal Election Commission were dropped.  

D'Souza was indicted in January for contributing in the names of others, after asking two friends to be straw donors and contribute to Long, and promising to reimburse them. View earlier posting .  

D'Souza was president of King's College in New York. He was a political advisor to President Reagan, and released the film, 2016: Obama's America , based on his book, The Roots of Obama's Rage. View Department of Justice press release .