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Tom DeLay sentenced to three years in prison

Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, Texas Republican, was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison for his involvement in a money laundering scheme. He faced a maximum sentence of life in prison, according to the Associated Press.

He was sentenced by Senior Judge Pat Priest just hours after former House Speaker Dennis Hastert testified on his behalf.

DeLay, a former exterminator who became one of the most powerful men in Washington, was charged with illegally funneling corporate contributions to Republican candidates in the Texas State Legislature. He was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering by a Texas jury in November.

Originally elected in 1985, DeLay resigned from Congress in 2006.

  • Mozartadel

    I live in Texas…not far  from Tom Delay when he was in his “ultimate position”.
    Tom Delay is a crook. He has always been a crook and he will again be a crook when he gets out of the Pen.
    Delay is a Republican and  being a crook runs in his blood.  We are used to that .

  • Mozartadel

    I live in Texas…not far  from Tom Delay when he was in his “ultimate position”.
    Tom Delay is a crook. He has always been a crook and he will again be a crook when he gets out of the Pen.
    Delay is a Republican and  being a crook runs in his blood.  We are used to that .

  • Mozartadel

    I live in Texas. Tom Delay is a crook, he has always been a crook, and he will be a crook again when he gets ut of the pen.
    He is a Republican so being a crook runs in his blood.

  • J Baustian

    I believe Delay will be exonerated on appeal. This was a purely political prosecution initiated by former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earl. Two grand juries refused to issue an indictment, so he kept trying until he found one that would, only four hours after it had been sworn in. As for Delay, there is always a question whether a Republican can get a fair trial in a jurisdiction that is 80% Democratic.

    I doubt this will get as far as the Texas Supreme Court. It will probably be overturned before then, and the current DA will probably not appeal that decision.

  • IMcasualcat

    Matters not which side they are on … shame and name …

  • tpaine3

    The fact that this is NOW, thanks to the Supreme Court, NOT A CRIME had no effect on the jury or the judge. This criminalization of politics is going to wind up hurting way more Dems than Repubs. You heard it here first.