Dinesh Joseph D’Souza (; born April 25, 1961) is an Indian-born American author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist, often described as a far right political provocateur. Born in Bombay, D’Souza moved to the United States as an exchange student and graduated from Dartmouth College. He became a naturalized citizen in 1991. From 2010 to 2012, he was president of The King’s College, a Christian school in New York City.On May 20, 2014, D’Souza pleaded guilty in federal court to one felony charge of using a “straw donor” to make an illegal campaign contribution to a 2012 United States Senate campaign. On September 23, he was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, five years’ probation, and a $30,000 fine. On May 31, 2018, D’Souza was issued a pardon by President Donald Trump.D’Souza is the author of several New York Times best-selling books. In 2012, D’Souza released his film 2016: Obama’s America, an anti-Obama polemic based on his 2010 book The Roots of Obama’s Rage; according to Entertainment Weekly “the highest-grossing conservative documentary of all time”. In 2016, he released a documentary-style film and book, both entitled Hillary’s America, which offers his perspective on the history of the Democratic Party. D’Souza’s films and commentary have generated considerable controversy due to their promotion of conspiracy theories and falsehoods, as well as for their incendiary nature.