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    DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    DeLay convicted of money laundering charges | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

    They finally get the bug man.
    AUSTIN – A Travis County jury today found former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of political money laundering charges relating to a corporate money swap in the 2002 elections.
    The verdict came down five years after DeLay was forced to step down as the second most powerful Republican in the U.S. House. The charges also led DeLay to resign from his Sugar Land congressional seat in 2006.


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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    I wonder who his cell mate will be? I hope the gets the max.
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    Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Austin, Texas (CNN) -- A Texas jury on Wednesday convicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas Legislature.

    He declined to comment as he left the courthouse Wednesday. His sentencing was set for December 20, and he faces a possible maximum prison term of 99 years on the money laundering charge and 20 years on the conspiracy charge.

    Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges - CNN.com

    So he is going to spend the rest of his life in prison.

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    Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case


    AUSTIN - A Texas jury Wednesday found Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader and architect of the Republican Party’s 1994 takeover of Congress, guilty in a money-laundering trial involving contributions to political campaigns.

    Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before they came back with guilty verdicts against Mr. DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

    The verdict was the latest chapter in a long legal battle that forced Mr. DeLay to step down. The trial also opened a window on the world of campaign financing in Washington, as jurors heard testimony about large contributions flowing to Mr. DeLay from corporations seeking to influence him and junkets to posh resorts where the congressman would rub shoulders with lobbyists in return for donations.
    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    I already beat you to it. And he is facing a 99 years + 20.

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
    And this affects you how? I'll bet you haven't a clue what this case was all about but because it is DeLay you pile on. there will be an appeal and a reversal based upon legal reviews in Houston. I am sure that will warrant another thread from you where you apologize. Right?

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.


    You forgot the mugshot.Fixed it for ya.
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    And this affects you how? I'll bet you haven't a clue what this case was all about but because it is DeLay you pile on. there will be an appeal and a reversal based upon legal reviews in Houston. I am sure that will warrant another thread from you where you apologize. Right?

    He was convicted by a jury of his fellow Texans.

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Austin, Texas (CNN) -- A Texas jury on Wednesday convicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas Legislature.

    He declined to comment as he left the courthouse Wednesday. His sentencing was set for December 20, and he faces a possible maximum prison term of 99 years on the money laundering charge and 20 years on the conspiracy charge.

    Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges - CNN.com

    So he is going to spend the rest of his life in prison.
    Really? He is going to prison for life? What to place a wager? Attorneys in Houston say this will be reversed on appeal, then what will you say? Further how does this affect you and your family?

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    He was convicted by a jury of his fellow Texans.
    Do you think that Obama will give him a ....nah.
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