Monday, January 10, 2011

UPDATE on Tom Delay case, three years in prison

Former Congressman Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison and was senteced on another charge to five years probated for ten years.

My prediction of probation was only partially true.

Judge sentences Tom DeLay to 3 years in prison
By Juan A. Lozano - Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison Monday 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.

Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.

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