Conservative scholar and author Dinesh D'Souza

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In this publicity image released by Rocky Mountain Pictures, director Dinesh D'Souza, interviews George Obama in his film, "2016: Obama's America." D'Souza has been indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws. Federal prosecutors announced the charges Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 against D’Souza, and say he’ll be arraigned Friday on charges he directed $20,000 in illegal contributions to be made in the New York Senate race in 2012. (AP Photo/Rocky Mountain Pictures, File)

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A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Federal prosecutors said Dinesh D'Souza, who made the anti-Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America," was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges he directed $20,000 in illegal contributions to be made in the New York Senate race in 2012. The candidate he supported was Wendy Long, who lost to Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand. (AP)

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