Monday, 10 January 2011

tom delay

tom delay

US house majority leader Tom DeLay has wound being on "Dancing with The Stars" to being locked up in Prison as the ex Texas congressman has been found guilty of conspiring to direct laundered corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002 and as a result has been sentenced to three years in prison by a Texas Judge.

Last November, a jury had also found Mr. DeLay guilty of money laundering, and he accepted 10 years of probation for that in lieu of an additional five years of prison time. In the meantime, his attorneys are appealing the conviction. DeLay was found guilty of conspiring in 2002 to use his political action committee to send $190,000 in corporate contributions to the Republican National Committee, which then sent the money to candidates for the Texas House.

So the former government man is now in a very sticky situation and it will be a while until he becomes a free man.

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