Though the candidate isn’t identified in the indictment, NBC News has confirmed that it is Republican Wendy Long, who lost the Senate bid in a landslide to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. He faces two years in prison.
Here's statement from his famed lawyer Benjamin Branfman:
"It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. D’Souza and the candidate. There was never a corrupt agreement of any kind, nor was there any request made that the candidate take any action or refrain from taking any action as a candidate, or as a US Senator, if her political campaign were to have been successful."--G.M.