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    DeLay conviction overturned

    DeLay conviction overturned – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs


    (CNN) –Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's conviction on money laundering charges was overturned Thursday by a court in Texas

    "Because we conclude that the evidence was legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions, we reverse the judgments of the trial court and render judgments of acquittal," said an opinion from the District Court of Travis County, Texas.
    The U.S. Department of Justice ended its own investigation of Delay in 2010 without filing any criminal charges against the former congressman. He has been free on bail pending appeal of his conviction.
    Looks like something might have been trumped up given the overturning and the lack of DoJ action.
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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    DeLay conviction overturned – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    Looks like something might have been trumped up given the overturning and the lack of DoJ action.
    These things happen and it is better to risk them than to allow misconduct by the political elite. If it was based on false accusation, however, the judiciary should look into it.

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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    ... A jury in Austin had determined that DeLay conspired with two associates, John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, to use his Texas-based political action committee to send a check for $190,000 in corporate money to an arm of the Washington-based Republican National Committee. The RNC then sent the same amount to seven Texas House candidates. Under state law, corporate money cannot be given directly to political campaigns.

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    But in a 22-page opinion, the appeals court said prosecutors "failed in its burden to prove that the funds that were delivered to the seven candidates were ever tainted." ...
    once again proving we have the best government money can buy
    those political bribes were found to be legal
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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    once again proving we have the best government money can buy
    those political bribes were found to be legal
    This development is very sad indeed and a serious blow to those who advocate removing big money from government and politics. Its a victory for the cynical and for big money..... not to mention crooks like tom DeLay.
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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This development is very sad indeed and a serious blow to those who advocate removing big money from government and politics. Its a victory for the cynical and for big money..... not to mention crooks like tom DeLay.
    And if a dem had a successful appeal, would you be claiming conspiracy revealed?

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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And if a dem had a successful appeal, would you be claiming conspiracy revealed?
    I would be happy to comment on such a case should you provide the link to it.
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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    A Texas court overturns the sentence of a Republican criminal? Color me surprised!

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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would be happy to comment on such a case should you provide the link to it.
    For example:

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    Grim - that was not how NPR saw it. They claimed both contract language and their own ethics standards as reasons. But if he did not violate anything I look forward to his lawsuit where he is vindicated.

    NO - conservatives are happy to throw another piece of firewood onto the pyre burning KO because he is the most vocal enemy of the right wing found anywhere on the dial. Its all a matter of whose ox is being gored. Since it is their sword enemies, they are happy and overjoyed and we saw that right here when we compared the two threads with quotes from people no less that you.

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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    For example:
    There was no link provided. what is it and who is it being discussed?

    From the use of the initials KO - is it Keith Olbermann? As you know he is NOT a Democratic official accused of bribes or crimes.

    There were no charges. There was no reason for a trial. There was nothing to appeal. There was nothing to be overturned to comment upon.
    Last edited by haymarket; 09-19-13 at 03:14 PM.
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    Re: DeLay conviction overturned

    What a collection of party line big government lemmings. The appeals court found that what they did to Delay was so corrupt, so lacking of any legal basis at all, that they actually aquitted Tom Delay, not just overturning the decision. I don't think I ever heard of an appeals court going that far. An example of a completely corrupt, despicible set of democrats out to destroy a man's life at all costs. This should be a top story, but of course, the liberals in the media don't want to touch it.
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