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Judge sentences Tom DeLay to 3 years in prison
Wash Post ^ | January 10, 2011 | JUAN A. LOZANO

Posted on 01/10/2011 12:34:15 PM PST by Hawk720

judge has ordered U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives.

The former Houston-area congressman had faced up to life in prison. His attorneys asked for probation.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: delay; moneylaundering; ruling; tomdelay
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1 posted on 01/10/2011 12:34:16 PM PST by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

A political prisoner if there ever was one.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 12:36:28 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Hawk720
WEll thank you lord McCain and prince Fiengold... Imagine if an investigation were ever conducted into liberal campaigns.... Dear LORD prayers up for Mr. DeLay.
3 posted on 01/10/2011 12:39:11 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Hawk720
Didn't the RATs change the law to fit the crime for a conviction?
4 posted on 01/10/2011 12:39:24 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

So, WE are supposed to tone down OUR rhetoric when “stench from the bench” political hacks hand down unjust decisions such as this? Delay did not steal ONE PENNY. I hold judges like this in contempt of the Constitution! Bob


5 posted on 01/10/2011 12:42:10 PM PST by alstewartfan ("Only in the darkest places will she feel at home tonight." from Mixed Blessing by Al Stewart)
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To: Just mythoughts; All

If democrats can do this injustice to Delay then they can do it to any of us. Freedom must be protected.

The conservative justices appointed by the Republican Congress stuck down McCain-Feingold and all similar laws passed in the last 100 years.So Democrats are putting Delay in prison because of a made up lies based on laws that have been repealed.


6 posted on 01/10/2011 12:43:20 PM PST by Democrat_media (Why is no government creating a product we can hold in our hands like a cell phone..?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
A political prisoner if there ever was one.

This is a travesty of justice.

Amnesty International will doubtlessly be quick on the case to ensure that Tom DeLay isn't imprisoned. /s

7 posted on 01/10/2011 12:43:46 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: Just mythoughts; All

If democrats can do this injustice to Delay then they can do it to any of us. Freedom must be protected.

The conservative justices appointed by the Republican Congress stuck down McCain-Feingold and all similar laws passed in the last 100 years.So Democrats are putting Delay in prison because of made up lies based on laws that have been repealed.


8 posted on 01/10/2011 12:44:27 PM PST by Democrat_media (Why is no government creating a product we can hold in our hands like a cell phone..?)
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To: Hawk720

Tom DeLay has nothing to worry about since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is comprised entirely of Republicans. With that being the case, the appeals court will overturn the verdict.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 12:44:41 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Hawk720

Sentenced right after a weekend’s worth of slander against “right wing extremists” and “provocateurs.”

Maybe DeLay should argue that the court was unfairly influenced by all the anti-conservative and anti-GOP rants.

Too much “vitriol” to get a fair sentence, ya know?


10 posted on 01/10/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Hawk720

This is asking for a civil war.


11 posted on 01/10/2011 12:45:10 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Hawk720

and 10 years probation after jail. So he will be around 76 when his probation runs out. Definitely not a slap in the wrist.


12 posted on 01/10/2011 12:45:28 PM PST by mewykwistmas ("Only the stupidest of all calves choose their own butcher")
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To: trumandogz

De Lay convicted and Rangel walks. Disgusting.


13 posted on 01/10/2011 12:47:04 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Hawk720

Can the Governor of Texas issue a pardon for this?


14 posted on 01/10/2011 12:47:15 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Hawk720

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7095IR20110110

Ex-House leader DeLay gets 5-year prison term

I wonder which it is 3 or 5 years...


15 posted on 01/10/2011 12:48:23 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Meanwhile, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, and William Jefferson are laughing all the way to the bank.


16 posted on 01/10/2011 12:49:08 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Democrat_media
I truly believe there are some people on this earth that only Heaven will dish out perfect ‘justice’. I have just spent a weekend watching/reading the heathen rage. But I still ask a prayer of protection while Mr. DeLay endures his private persecution.
17 posted on 01/10/2011 12:51:39 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Hawk720

Two issues come to my mind:

Is this what congress had in mind with the money laundering statutes?

Isn’t this an end run around the constitution which left the discipline of congress members for acts related to their office up to the respective congressional body?


18 posted on 01/10/2011 12:52:00 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Hawk720
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.

Freakin' railroad job!

19 posted on 01/10/2011 12:52:08 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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20 posted on 01/10/2011 12:52:54 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't enter a battlefield with flowers for succor when surgeons are saving the lives of the wounded.)
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