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.