NEW YORK — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama is facing sentencing in his campaign finance case.
Dinesh D'Souza pleaded guilty in May to charges he arranged for straw donors to contribute to Republican Wendy Long's failed U.S. Senate bid. He's due in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday for sentencing.
Prosecutors say D'Souza deserves at least 10 months in prison for arranging to have two close associates each contribute $10,000 to Long's campaign with the understanding that he would secretly reimburse them. His lawyers have asked for probation.
D'Souza is a former policy analyst under President Ronald Reagan and a prolific author known most recently for works critical of Obama. He made the 2012 the documentary "2016: Obama's America."