D’Souza Again Fails to Get Out of His Sentence

Dinesh D’Souza is still trying, and failing, to get out of the community service part of his sentence for election fraud. First he tried to claim that since his service was at a Catholic school and school is now out for the summer, he didn’t have to do any more even though he hadn’t met the requirements. The judge said no. Now the judge has rejected yet another attempt to get out of it:

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, known for his documentaries critical of President Obama, must continue for another four years the community-service portion of his sentence for campaign-finance violations, a federal judge ruled Monday in Manhattan.

As WND reported, D’Souza was released from nightly detention at a work-release center in San Diego May 31 after eight months. During that time, he taught English once a week to Spanish-speaking applicants for American citizenship.

His lawyers argued that the community service ended with his release from nightly detention. But U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said Monday the intent of his sentencing was for the weekly Spanish lessons in San Diego to continue for the remainder of his five-year probation.

Despite wanting to get out of the commitment, D’Souza claims that he’s become “very attached” to his students (so attached that he wants to get the hell away from them, apparently) and that he’s been working hard to convert them to his point of view:

D’Souza believes he even managed to convert the approximately 100 Hispanic immigrant students he taught English as part of his community service from socialist-leaning supporters of the Democratic Party to GOP voters.

He told WND in an interview last month that he has enjoyed teaching the English teaching.

“I have become very attached to my students,” he said. “There are around 100 of them, in classes ranging from beginner to intermediate to advanced.”

He said many of them have now seen his film, “America,” which he gave to them as a Christmas present.

“They have gotten to know me and my situation,” he said. “And they are now huge fans. If you ran Obama against me with this group, I doubt he would get a single vote.”

I’m guessing that isn’t going to sit well with the judge either. His job is to help them learn English, not “convert” them to a political belief. Don’t be surprised if he gets smacked down again for this.

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  • John Pieret

    U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said Monday the intent of his sentencing was for the weekly Spanish lessons in San Diego to continue for the remainder of his five-year probation.

    Pop goes the weasel.

  • wreck

    The biggest public service he could do is to deport himself to a deserted island and never be heard from again.

  • busterggi

    Aren’t Christians supposed to be all about helping their fellow human beings?

  • Alverant

    Jail time, it’s the only solution in this case.

  • caseloweraz

    I wonder how much D’Souza has been spending on these appeals. It’s probably a substantial chunk of change. He might have used that money for something more productive, like making another film (not that I’d like to see more films by him, but it would employ a good many actors and crew — arguably a greater boost to the economy than a team of lawyers.)

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    What was his class being punished for?

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Modus: “What was his class being punished for?”

    I can only assume they were Mexican, and thus, rapists. But isn’t that cruel and unusual?

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “His job is to help them learn English, not “convert” them to a political belief. Don’t be surprised if he gets smacked down again for this.”

    Not his fault. He was using the curriculum and text approved by the Texas Dept. of Education.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    It’s always fun to see “law and order, no nonsense” conservatives troll the judicial system then cry tyranny when they don’t get their way.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    It’s always fun to see “law and order, no nonsense” conservatives troll the judicial system then cry tyranny when they don’t get their way.

  • daved

    I can only assume they were Mexican, and thus, rapists. But isn’t that cruel and unusual?

    According to Trump, there is absolutely nothing unusual about Mexicans being rapists.

  • daved

    I can only assume they were Mexican, and thus, rapists. But isn’t that cruel and unusual?

    According to Trump, there is absolutely nothing unusual about Mexicans being rapists.

  • eric

    Gee, with all the legal costs associated with these appeals and his unpaid community service, poor Dinesh will probably only be able to pretend to be two different people this election cycle instead of three. What’s the world coming to?

  • eric

    I’m guessing that isn’t going to sit well with the judge either. His job is to help them learn English, not “convert” them to a political belief. Don’t be surprised if he gets smacked down again for this.

    Meh. This strikes me as a spiteful little bit of boasting/trolling more than anything else. I doubt he’s been anywhere near as effective as he claims; he’s just trying to poke a finger in the judge’s eye. My guess is that in 2016, there will be 100 Mexican-Americans thinking of D’Souza and laughing at his in-class antics as they punch “D” on the screen.

  • eric

    I’m guessing that isn’t going to sit well with the judge either. His job is to help them learn English, not “convert” them to a political belief. Don’t be surprised if he gets smacked down again for this.

    Meh. This strikes me as a spiteful little bit of boasting/trolling more than anything else. I doubt he’s been anywhere near as effective as he claims; he’s just trying to poke a finger in the judge’s eye. My guess is that in 2016, there will be 100 Mexican-Americans thinking of D’Souza and laughing at his in-class antics as they punch “D” on the screen.

  • freehand

    So… how long it will take before his family visiting privileges are revoked, and how long before we see him tossed in the slammer?

  • freehand

    So… how long it will take before his family visiting privileges are revoked, and how long before we see him tossed in the slammer?

  • grendelsfather

    Slightly OT, but here is another case of voter fraud. Committed by conservative Christians, of course.

    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/woodlands/news/article/Woodlands-man-says-his-case-is-about-voting-6379758.php

  • grendelsfather

    Slightly OT, but here is another case of voter fraud. Committed by conservative Christians, of course.

    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/woodlands/news/article/Woodlands-man-says-his-case-is-about-voting-6379758.php