Former House Majority Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering in Texas

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Former House Majority Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering in Texas
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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 9:04am

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Former-House-Majority-Leader-DeLay-Convicted-of-Money-Laundering-in-Texas-110600989.html

Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, along with his wife, Christine, left, and daughter Danielle Garcia, leave the Travis Coumty Courthouse in Austin, Texas 24 Nov. 2010.

In Austin, Texas, a jury has convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering and the prominent and once very powerful Republican now faces anywhere from two to 99 years in prison. However, he plans to appeal the verdict.

As the verdict was read in court Wednesday, Tom DeLay stood quietly, although some witnesses say his face reddened and he appeared to be suppressing tears. Afterwards, he spoke to local reporters outside the courtroom.

His reaction

"This is an abuse of power. It is a miscarriage of justice and I still maintain that I am innocent," Delay said. "The criminalization of politics undermines our very system.

 


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Registered: 11-11-2010

Good.

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Registered: 09-02-2009
It's taken 5 years to get this far on the case, it is therefore a little early to make predictions on the Rangel case. In the current political climate he is likely to get a similar result. As to the 'punishment' he has only been convicted, the 'punishment' has not been decided yet.
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Registered: 09-26-2010

What a surprise that Abramoff's buddy got convicted for corruption!

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Well it's a good thing we have such honest Democrats in office such as Rangel and Waters. LOL!
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Registered: 03-18-2000

Check-out the video at the foot of the article. Note Delay's blinking, an idication of

 


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