Not the Saudi, Iranian or Afghan regime. The American regime. Dinesh D’Souza has pleaded guilty to campaign finance law violations.

Dinesh D’Souza, the outspoken conservative scholar and filmmaker, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he paid others to contribute to a friend’s campaign for New York U.S. Senate seat in New York in 2012. Sentencing has been set for September 23. D’Souza may be sentenced only to probation, but a jail sentence is possible.

The plea cuts short a process that was scheduled to go to trial today. Last week, D’Souza lost a motion to dismiss the charges against him on the grounds he had been selectively prosecuted.

The law barring individuals from contributing more than $5,000 to federal candidates is enforced sparingly, but apparently the evidence that D’Souza reimbursed others for donating money to Wendy Long, a New York lawyer who challenged Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand, was extensive.

D’Souza’s proximate crime was violating America’s increasingly complicated, built-to-employ-lawyers campaign finance law. He violated the law and gave the government the weapon to wreck him. His actual crimes were making a movie criticizing Barack Obama, 2016: Obama’s America, and criticizing Islam.

The Obama government previously jailed Coptic Christian film-maker Nakoula Nakoula for a year on parole violations. Coptic Christians are routinely persecuted in Egypt, to the point that they are among the world’s most vulnerable religious minorities. Nakoula came to the federal government’s attention when President Obama, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice and others blamed his obscure YouTube movie for causing a riot that led to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. There was no riot. Nakoula’s movie played no role in the pre-planned attack. But he still spent a year in jail.

Exit question: Does D’Souza get to experience the regime’s loving embrace just like Nakoula did?

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers in Cerritos, California