Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Tom Delay, one of the two men most associated with the Republican corruption scandals of the early and mid-2000s (the other being lobbyist/convict Jack Abramoff), was convicted today on money laundering charges in Texas.

From CNN -
A Texas jury on Wednesday convicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas Legislature.

DeLay was found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, court bailiff Gilbert Soto said. He was accused of funneling $190,000 to help elect Republicans to the state House and Senate in 2002.

He probably won't get the maximum sentence, which would be more than 100 years in prison, but it's heartening to see that justice was done.  If rather slowly.

Anyone got a guess on how many members of the new R majority in the U.S. House *won't* learn lesson?

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