On Tuesday, Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was handed down an outrageous sentence, despite being ruled innocent of the campaign finance fraud charges brought against him by the Obama Administration. It’s no secret that he was unfairly targeted by Obama and his cronies, and now evidence has surfaced that the prosecution trying his case misled the judge in an effort to get him hauled off to jail.
According to court documents, federal prosecutors working on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice misled U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman in the case against conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza during their pursuit of 10-to-16 months of prison time for a federal felony charge.
In a reply sentencing memo submitted to the Court on behalf of D’Souza last week, his counsel argues federal prosecutors excluded and misrepresented the facts of “similar” cases in the Government’s sentencing proposal to Judge Berman, leaving out crucial facts key to fair and equal sentencing for D’Souza compared to other cases. The prosecution has a duty to present comparable cases and crimes when arguing for a prison sentence. In their presentation of “similar” cases to the Judge for consideration during his deliberation, the prosecution ignored all truly similar cases without prison time but did present cases that included prison time without a full set of facts to justify sentencing.
D’Souza was ordered to pay a $30,000 fine, spend eight months in a confinement facility, undergo psychological counseling and was given five years probation. A bit excessive, don’t you think? Give us your take in the comments section.