Author-Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, United States President Donald Trump
Author-Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, United States President Donald Trump

Trump pardons Indo-American commentator Dinesh

ANI | Updated: May 31, 2018 23:34 IST

Washington DC [USA], May 31 (ANI): Author-Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, accused of making an illegal campaign contribution to the United States Presidential elections 2014, has been pardoned by US President Donald Trump.
It was an unexpected move by President Trump, who had called for an investigation into the alleged charges of meddling by Russian administration and the Federal Investigation officers in the US elections.
President Trump on Thursday took to his Twitter account to announce, "Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!"
D'Souza was sentenced to five years of probation, including eight months living under supervision in a "community confinement center" and a 30,000 dollars fine for violating federal campaign finance laws in 2014, as reported by the CNN.
He had been an infamous personality since the time he accused Barack Obama who was then the president of the US for adopting "the cause of anti-colonialism".
D'Souza was earlier indicted for illegally using straw donors, a person who illegally uses another person's money to make a political contribution in their own name, to contribute to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long in New York in 2012.
On September 23, he was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years probation, and a 30,000 dollars fine.
President Trump has pardoned several people under his administration including former Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby in the Valerie Plame CIA leak scandal and former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio accused of violating election laws. (ANI)