Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative pundit and the filmmaker who made a film about how President Obama has been carrying out his father's anti-colonial agenda, pleaded guilty to federal campaign fraud charges earlier this year. Yesterday, a judge scolded him during the sentencing, calling him a "compulsive talker."

Judge Richard Berman also said, "I don’t think he’s a listener," and criticized D'Souza constant claims that the U.S. Attorney's office had targeted him because of his (anti-Obama) political views.

D'Souza admitted to asking people to make $20,000 in donations (and allegedly paid them back) for Senate candidate Wendy Long, who was challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.From the NY Times:

Judge Berman played a clip from one of Mr. D’Souza’s interviews, with Newsmax TV, during the sentencing hearing Tuesday. While the judge said that Mr. D’Souza had an “absolute right” to express his opinions, he described his claims of political persecution as “nonsense,” and scolded the defendant, saying that he continued to “deflect and minimize” the seriousness of his crime.

“I’m not sure, Mr. D’Souza, that you get it,” the judge said during the sentencing hearing, which lasted more than two hours.

Still, Berman didn't think D'Souza deserved to go to prison, instead sentencing D'Souza to eight months "at a halfway house" plus "weekly psychological therapy" in addition to "spend[ing] one full-day a week teaching English as a second language."

D'Souza said, "I’m just happy I can pay my debt to society and get on with my work." Yes, he's working on another book and a movie for the 2016 election—probably something about Benghazi.