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Prosecution cut short at DeLay sentencing hearing
Yahoo/AP ^

Posted on 01/10/2011 8:30:09 AM PST by nuconvert

AUSTIN, Texas – Prosecutors abruptly concluded presenting their case in the sentencing hearing of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, convicted last year on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: delay; government; moneylaundering; tomdelay

1 posted on 01/10/2011 8:30:16 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Not enough information to conclude any direction case is heading. Judge seems underwhelmed by prsecuting evidence? Is that the skinny?


2 posted on 01/10/2011 8:33:36 AM PST by blackdog
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To: nuconvert

Interesting...I have a couple thoughts on this but I’ll keep them to myself for now.


3 posted on 01/10/2011 8:34:02 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: nuconvert

When you get to the level of Congress, I think you’d be challenged to find a politician who isn’t dirty.

It is with that in mind that I wouldn’t mind seeing more politicians prosecuted and punished. I don’t subscribe to the mindset that the other guys are dirty, but ours are ok. If more politicians are prosecuted and punished, maybe, just maybe it will make some of those crooked SOBs think twice before doing something illegal or even unethical.


4 posted on 01/10/2011 8:38:09 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: blackdog

I haven’t been following this, but it said that the judge “ said prosecutors couldn’t prove the businessman’s claims beyond a reasonable doubt.”

He was the prosecutions only witness, but not their only evidence in the case.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 8:39:01 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

DeLay is just another liberal hate crime in progress.


6 posted on 01/10/2011 8:53:22 AM PST by pallis
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To: brownsfan

The prosecutor in the Delay case has brought numerous charges against him. Most of them were thrown out on the merits. This is the only one that stuck. And IMO Delay is guilty of doing nothing more than acting within the framework he thought was legal.

There are times when a prosecutor can make a defendant look pretty damned vile, when that isn’t the case. And in this instance, I think that’s what has happened here.

Sometimes regulations are so convoluted that it’s hard to comply to the letter of the law. An infraction was found, and now Delay is supposedly guilty of money-laundering. Money laundering? Give me a break.

If anything he misappropriated funds improperly. Good grief!


7 posted on 01/10/2011 9:03:13 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: nuconvert

Liberals seek violent oppression whenever possible.


8 posted on 01/10/2011 9:08:12 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: nuconvert

Screw DeLay. He was at the center of the Republican deficit spend to win elections strategy under GWB. He completely undid the good reputation Republicans created in the mid 90s. Sounds like he was guilty after all.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 9:09:14 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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“I don’t subscribe to the mindset that the other guys are dirty, but ours are ok.”

http://knowledgebase.findlaw.com/kb/2009/May/1208577_1.html


10 posted on 01/10/2011 10:01:17 AM PST by Hostage
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To: nuconvert
Looks just like United Appeal and how they juggle their funding. They claim you can specify where your contributions go; in reality they use them to offset the portion of the pot they had determined for that group, freeing up funds for their own pet projects.

If that's the governments contention, they should lose.

11 posted on 01/10/2011 10:05:58 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: sickoflibs

You are a sick person. Read. Tom DeLay took the money sent to his PAC and sent it to the RNC. The RNC sent it to Texas Republicans. Isn’t that what a PAC does? Absolutely.


12 posted on 01/10/2011 12:40:54 PM PST by encm(ss)
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To: nuconvert

According to early reports by AP, Delay has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.


13 posted on 01/10/2011 12:47:56 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace

Thanks for the update.

Wonder how many yrs Rangel will get? **crickets**


14 posted on 01/10/2011 12:58:29 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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