Dinesh D’Souza Expected To Plead Guilty In Campaign Finance Case

After spending months maintaining his innocence, conservative author Dinesh D’Souza is expected to plead guilty Tuesday in connection to alleged violations of campaign finance laws, according to The New York Times.

D’Souza was charged in January with one count of making more than $10,000 of contributions in the names of others, and one count of causing false statements. Prosecutors accused him of using straw donors to contribute $20,000 to the campaign of Wendy Long, a Republican attorney and a friend of D’Souza’s who in 2012 lost to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

According to the Times, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan on Monday night sent out an advisory indicating that a hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday, “using language that typically indicates that a plea is expected to occur.” That said, even with a deal in place, things can change at the last minute.

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