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Prosecutor: US Senate candidate in NY said '2016: Obama's America' filmmaker lied to her
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 1:57 PM EST
A prosecutor says a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from New York told investigators that a conservative scholar and author lied to her about the source of campaign donations.
He was released after his Manhattan court appearance on $500,000 bond. His travel is restricted to the United States.
Cohen says D'Souza directed $20,000 in illegal contributions to be made to candidate Wendy Long. She lost to Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-stehn JIHL'-uh-brand) in last year's election.
Defense attorney Benjamin Brafman says there is not much disagreement over what happened, only whether the actions broke laws.