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Texas jurors deliberating fate of Tom DeLay

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Texas jurors in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Speaker Tom DeLay have resumed their deliberations.

The six men and six women returned for their first full day of deliberations on Tuesday, a day after sending the judge several questions seeking clarification. Senior Judge Pat Priest on Tuesday referred them to the jury charge on a question they had on the definition of money laundering.

Prosecutors allege that DeLay helped illegally funnel $190,000 in corporate campaign donations to Texas legislative races in 2002 in a move that ultimately helped send more Republicans to Congress. DeLay has long denied any wrongdoing.

The former congressman is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Jurors began deliberating Monday.

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