The federal campaign finance fraud charges against Dinesh D’Souza aren’t going away.
A federal judge on Thursday said that the case against the conservative author may proceed toward trial, according to Reuters. D’Souza had been trying to get the case dismissed.
D’Souza was indicted in January on charges of violating campaign finance laws. Prosecutors have accused him of using straw donors to funnel $20,000 to the Senate campaign of Republican Wendy Long, who challenged Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand (D-NY) in 2012. D’Souza has since maintained his innocence, and his attorney has argued that D’Souza was targeted because of his criticisms of President Obama.