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Dinesh D'Souza Maintains His Innocence In Campaign Finance Case


"I've pleaded not guilty," D'Souza said. "And yes, I'm innocent."

D'Souza appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference as part of a panel on conservatives in Hollywood.

In January, federal prosecutors accused D'Souza of participating in a straw donation scheme to funnel money to a Republican Senate candidate who in 2012 lost to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). At the time, D’Souza's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, argued that "at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D'Souza."