Conservative Filmmaker D'Souza Gets 5 Yrs Probation
A federal judge has sentenced conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza to eight months community confinement and five years probation.
D'Souza pleaded guilty in May, admitting he arranged for straw donors to contribute $20,000 to New York Republican Wendy Long's failed U.S. Senate bid.
D'Douza was also ordered to undergo counseling and to teach English to immigrants during his probation.
Prosecutors argued that D'Souza should serve prison time, but the judge decided against it.
"I've got a big smile on my face," D'Souza told Fox News on Tuesday. "My faith in an independent judiciary is confirmed."
The conservative author insists the government is trying to put him out of business for his political views.
D'souza made the film "2016: Obama's America," which predicted dire consequences if the president was re-elected.
In October 2012, D'Souza was forced to resign from the evangelical school Kings College because he was engaged to his girlfriend while still married to his wife.
After his sentencing D'Souza posted on his Facebook page, "A great calm comes over me when I remind myself that there is a higher power that is sovereign and remains in charge."