Former House Speaker Tom De Lay Found Guilty of Money Laundering

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been found guilty of Money Laundering. He was acquitted of the Charges in 2009. He was re-tried again this year. From AP via KHOU-TV/DT “11 News”:

he heavy-handed style that made Tom DeLay
one of the nation’s most powerful and feared members of Congress
also proved to be his downfall Wednesday when a jury determined he
went too far in trying to influence elections, convicting the
former House majority leader on two felonies that could send him to
prison for decades.

Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before returning guilty verdicts
on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money
laundering in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas
candidates in 2002. He faces up to life in prison on the money
laundering charge, although prosecutors haven’t yet recommended a
sentence.

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