Former Republican House leader, Tom "The Hammer" DeLay has been convicted of money-laundering. A jury of six men and six women deliberated 19-hours to reach their guilty verdict.
DeLay faces between 5 and 99-years on the charge but he is, after all, a prominent Republican and this is Texas. Watch the judge go for a probation deal instead. To circumvent Texas law prohibiting corporate contributions to political candidates, DeLay accepted the money and laundered it through a co-operative Republican National Committee. The RNC accepted the DeLay money and then wrote cheques according to a list of candidates and amounts each was to receive.
The Hammer says he'll appeal his conviction.