Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Law Catches Up with DeLay

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.

1 comment:

WILLY said...

Delay's quote from the Huff article: "The criminalization of politics undermines our very system and I'm very disappointed in the outcome," DeLay told reporters outside the courtroom."

Yes Delay and his lot did irrefutable damage to their country, and then the world at large. However I assume that was not what he was referring to.