Author To Speak In Charleston Before Court Sentencing

A conservative scholar and author will headline a West Virginia GOP event four days before his sentencing for federal campaign finance violations. A state Republican Party news release says Dinesh D'Souza will speak at the party's annual Victory Dinner on September 19 in Charleston. In May, D'Souza pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to getting two associates to make $10,000 contributions to Wendy Long who lost the 2012 New York Senate race to Democratic incumbent Kristen Gillibrand. D'Souza could face 10 to 16 months in prison. In the news release, West Virginia GOP Chairman Conrad Lucas called D'Souza a warrior for conservative values and a brilliant academic.