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Indian American writer, filmmaker gets Trump’s pardon

Donald Trump in one of his last acts as president ...

Mumbai-born D’Souza was convicted of illegally sending $20,000 in contributions to the senate campaign of former classmate, Wendy Long, by routing them through others to avoid the maximum limit on political funding.

He spent eight months in a halfway house—where those sentenced stay under strict restrictions in the prison-like facility while being allowed only to go to work or to other essential functions.

D’Souza, who is a conservative, has made movies critical of Democrats like “Obama’s America” based on his 2010 book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”, which was an attack on the former president.