Jury convicts DeLay in money-laundering case

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    Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business | Statesman.com

    By Mike Ward and Laylan Copelin | Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 01:27 PM

    Update: 5 p.m.:
    Tom DeLay, the former U.S. House majority leader whose name became synonymous with the Republicans’ controversial rise to power in the Texas House, was found guilty today of laundering money in connection with the 2002 elections.

    Jurors sent a note on yellow legal paper that a verdict had been reached to the judge at 4:46 p.m. They had deliberated since Monday afternoon.

    DeLay was charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money. He faces a possible sentence of 5-99 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine on the money laundering charge, and 2-20 years in prison and a possible $10,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.

    Prosecutors earlier said they believe the DeLay case is the first such criminal charge ever filed over Texas’ century-old prohibition on corporate contributions in state political races.
    Delay, a Republican who was nicknamed “The Hammer” because of his heavy-handed style, was accused of conspiring to funnel $190,000 of corporate money through the Republican National Committee, which sent $190,000 in campaign donations to seven GOP candidates for the Texas House.

    State law prohibits corporations from giving donations to candidates directly or indirectly.
     
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    Wow. DeLay is corrupt. Color me shocked.
     
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    It seems democrats can do the same thing and get a slap on the wrist

    Federal and state investigators are looking into former Gov. Mike Easley’s dealings with friends and contributors while in office and his wife, Mary Easley’s, high-paying job at N.C. State University.
    Coverage of federal, state investigations into former Gov. Mike Easley, Mary Easley :: WRAL.com
     
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    DeLay says he's disappointed by guilty verdicts - U.S. news - msnbc.com
    [Maybe he'll teach his cellmate Moose the two-step.]
     
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    Didn't the SCOTUS recently rule that corporations can contribute same as individuals. Is there something I'm missing here?
     
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    he should have stuck with getting rid of roaches ...
     
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    jesus you suck at headlines.:lol:


    GOP Corrupt Midget Guilty! Should he get life or parole?
     
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    This ain't about Democrats.

    Right Wing Architects of the GOP Control of Congress a few years back. :evil:



    Abramoff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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