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BREAKING ******-** TOM DELAY FOUND GUILTY!!!!! **-**

 
medfield
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Tom DeLay has been found guilty on money laundering and conspiracy charges...........this could land the one time leader of the house of representatives LIFE IN PRISON

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is it just me, or is our entire political system pretty much corrupt? and if so, why do we obey...?
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Well whoopty fuck. Big difference that makes in the world.
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He could be sentenced to LIFE IN JAIL man........that's a big conviction for a onetime leader of the House of Representatives
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is it just me, or is our entire political system pretty much corrupt? and if so, why do we obey...?
 Quoting: ShaneSteele

Its just you
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whatever
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is it just me, or is our entire political system pretty much corrupt? and if so, why do we obey...?
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cause they got guns and *will* shoot ye. lots of guns.
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Watch him get no sentence, or a slap on the wrist...
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we usualy get a link to confirm BUT NO LINKY YOU STINKY
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Why do the Republicans always have the best criminals? That's not fair!
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[link to www.msnbc.msn.com]


AUSTIN, Texas A jury in Texas has convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

Delay was once one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. He now faces up to life in prison.

Jurors in Austin deliberated for 19 hours before returning guilty verdicts on Wednesday on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Prosecutors say the former Houston-area congressman used his political action committee to illegally channel $190,000 in corporate donations into Texas legislative races through a money swap.

DeLay and his attorneys maintained no corporate funds went to Texas candidates and the money swap was legal.

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Prosecutors said DeLay conspired with two associates, John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, to use his Texas-based PAC to send $190,000 in corporate money to an arm of the Washington-based Republican National Committee, or RNC. The RNC then sent the same amount to seven Texas House candidates. Under Texas law, corporate money can't go directly to political campaigns.

Prosecutors claim the money helped Republicans take control of the Texas House. That enabled the GOP majority to push through a Delay-engineered congressional redistricting plan that sent more Texas Republicans to Congress in 2004 and strengthened DeLay's political power.

DeLay's attorneys argued the money swap resulted in the seven candidates getting donations from individuals, which they could legally use in Texas.

They also said DeLay only lent his name to the PAC and had little involvement in how it was run. Prosecutors, who presented mostly circumstantial evidence, didn't prove he committed a crime, they said.

DeLay has chosen to have Senior Judge Pat Priest sentence him. He faces five years to life in prison on the money laundering charge and two to 20 years on the conspiracy charge. He also would be eligible for probation.

The 2005 criminal charges in Texas, as well as a separate federal investigation of DeLay's ties to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, ended his 22-year political career representing suburban Houston. The Justice Department probe into DeLay's ties to Abramoff ended without any charges filed against DeLay.

Ellis and Colyandro, who face lesser charges, will be tried later.

Except for a 2009 appearance on ABC's hit television show "Dancing With the Stars," DeLay has been out of the spotlight since resigning from Congress in 2006. He now runs a consulting firm based in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land.
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Pretty big deal, I gotta say. This might be a tipping point as well. Mistrust against the repubs with this story might be shedding light on more sinister happenings inside the ranks. Could derail the GOP!
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i guess maybe there is something to be thankful for this thanksgiving after all
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Prosecutors said DeLay conspired with two associates, John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, to use his Texas-based PAC to send $190,000 in corporate money to an arm of the Washington-based Republican National Committee, or RNC. The RNC then sent the same amount to seven Texas House candidates. Under Texas law, corporate money can't go directly to political campaigns.

Prosecutors claim the money helped Republicans take control of the Texas House. That enabled the GOP majority to push through a Delay-engineered congressional redistricting plan that sent more Texas Republicans to Congress in 2004 and strengthened DeLay's political power.

DeLay's attorneys argued the money swap resulted in the seven candidates getting donations from individuals, which they could legally use in Texas.

They also said DeLay only lent his name to the PAC and had little involvement in how it was run. Prosecutors, who presented mostly circumstantial evidence, didn't prove he committed a crime, they said.

DeLay has chosen to have Senior Judge Pat Priest sentence him. He faces five years to life in prison on the money laundering charge and two to 20 years on the conspiracy charge. He also would be eligible for probation.

The 2005 criminal charges in Texas, as well as a separate federal investigation of DeLay's ties to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, ended his 22-year political career representing suburban Houston. The Justice Department probe into DeLay's ties to Abramoff ended without any charges filed against DeLay.

Ellis and Colyandro, who face lesser charges, will be tried later.

Except for a 2009 appearance on ABC's hit television show "Dancing With the Stars," DeLay has been out of the spotlight since resigning from Congress in 2006. He now runs a consulting firm based in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land.
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Wait, what? 190k, that's all? That's the same amount Obama spends every hour on air force 1!
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yea but in pre 2007 dollars, that's like 15 billion ;p
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yea but in pre 2007 dollars, that's like 15 billion ;p
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Yeah but...Martha Stewart took millions, she got what, 3 years? Wesley snipes is in for 3 million in taxes, for 3 years. This guy takes 190k and he's going to get life??
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Pretty big deal, I gotta say. This might be a tipping point as well.
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I'll say...tipping Tom over the rack as he bites the pillow for the next decade. sideways
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DeLay has chosen to have Senior Judge Pat Priest sentence him. He faces five years to life in prison on the money laundering charge and two to 20 years on the conspiracy charge. He also would be eligible for probation.


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When do you get to pick the judge that sentences you?
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but they werent working for the people........swaying contracts and gaining control of the house in texas along with several other benefits
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obama will pedon him in two years as he leaves the white hous
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He could be sentenced to LIFE IN JAIL man........that's a big conviction for a onetime leader of the House of Representatives
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Betcha nothing happens to him and if by some miracle it does, he will be pardoned.
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the charges carry real weight to them, they wont just go away......maybe someday in the next decade he'll be pardoned.....but he will have to serve jailtime there is no doubt about that

A term of 20 to life is what I am finding right now

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Good. Lock his corrupt ass up.

Ironically Abramoff is already out, but this makes up for that.
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Wow that took a long time. If that had been me I would have already been locked up for a long time. Of course there are two sets of rules. I don't see C. Rangel getting prosecuted. Must be nice to be in a different world than the "little" people.
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Re: BREAKING ******-** TOM DELAY FOUND GUILTY!!!!! **-**
yea but in pre 2007 dollars, that's like 15 billion ;p

Yeah but...Martha Stewart took millions, she got what, 3 years? Wesley snipes is in for 3 million in taxes, for 3 years. This guy takes 190k and he's going to get life??
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Yeah, but Martha Stewart was convicted in NY - a much more liberal state. This is in TEXAS

:texas:
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Life don't quite seem long enuff to suit me.





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