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Dinesh D'Souza Using Sentence to Launch Reality Show

Dinesh D'Souza Using Sentence to Launch Reality Show
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By    |   Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:37 AM

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza plans to use the probation and community service sentence he received for making illegal campaign contributions to launch a reality show documenting his experience, he told Breitbart.

D'Souza was sentenced last month to eight months of community service and five years of probation after pleading guilty to charges of using straw donors to support the New York Senate campaign of a longtime friend, Wendy Long.

As part of the sentence, the 53-year-old Indian immigrant plans to spend one day a week teaching English as a Second Language classes to non-English speakers. He will also be including lessons in citizenship.

D'Souza, the creator of the documentary "2016: Obama's America," has maintained that he was targeted by the Obama administration for his political beliefs. At the same time, he said at the end of the trial that he felt his sentencing was just.

"I think it's a fair sentence," D'Souza said, according to Breitbart. "It's kind of a tough sentence. But look, I did do something wrong, and I do deserve to be punished. My issue from the beginning was that I need to be punished in the same manner as anyone else who did it who isn't me."

He added, "I think that I got a fair judge, so I'm thankful to him for not going along with a very powerful Justice Department and a very powerful U.S. government that would have liked to put me away."

Having avoided jail time, D'Souza told Breitbart that he plans to launch another documentary in time for the next presidential election.

"I am definitely going to make a big film in 2016. I'm going to release it in the summer, just like the movie '2016,' which came out in 2012. I'm in a very early stage — I've been preoccupied with legal problems and I've been trying to dodge a bullet, and I'm very glad I've been able to do that, and so I've been pulling blueprints and starting to think about what that movie will look like," he told Breitbart.

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Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza plans to use the probation and community service sentence he received for making illegal campaign contributions to launch a reality show documenting his experience, he told Breitbart.
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