You Know You’re In Trouble When Tom DeLay Is Your Lifeline
DeLay, Jim Ellis and John Colyandro are accused of money laundering in connection with $190,000 in campaign contributions made to Republican legislative candidates in 2002 when they worked to install a GOP majority in the Texas House of Representatives. The 2003 legislative session was the first time Republicans controlled the House since Reconstruction.
DeLay, who resigned from Congress in 2006, claims the criminal charges against him were pressed by a Democrat with a vendetta, former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle. Earle frequently pointed out that he prosecuted Democrats and Republicans.
Prosecutors alleged DeLay and his two co-defendants funneled corporate money through the Republican National Committee then back to state legislative candidates in violation of state law.
Mr. DeLay still has to face the legal music. Maybe he’ll be such a pop icon by then that a jury will be bereft of the ability to convict him.Click here for reuse options!
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