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1 Dec 2010, 5:02 pm by McNabb Ferrari, P.C.
A Travis County jury found former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty last week of money laundering and conspiring to launder corporate money into political donations during the 2002 elections. The sentencing was scheduled for December 20, but DeLay's lawyers have a conflict on that date. Most likely, sentencing will be scheduled for sometime in January. DeLay has asked Judge Pat Priest, the visiting judge from San Antonio who presided at his trial, to set punishment. DeLay faces a range of… [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 2:23 pm by Jacob Gershman
The overturned money laundering conviction of Tom DeLay is getting a fresh look by Texas’s highest criminal court. [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 2:23 pm by Jacob Gershman
The overturned money laundering conviction of Tom DeLay is getting a fresh look by Texas’s highest criminal court. [read post]
16 Aug 2010, 12:08 pm by (Ann Althouse)
"I am pleased with the outcome. They just took longer than we would have preferred. He said he was gratified and thanked us.”blog advertising blog advertising [read post]
24 Nov 2010, 4:23 pm by Buce
“I praise the Lord for what’s going on,” he told reporters outside the courtroom a few moments later. “I’m not going to blame anybody.” He called the prosecution an “abuse of power” and a “miscarriage of justice.” He complained that the “criminalization of politics undermines our system.” Link. [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 9:36 am by
Insufficient evidence.  DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison on a conspiracy charge and five years for money laundering. He remained free while he was appealing his case. For years, DeLay had maintained his innocence and denounced what he called the "criminalization of politics." In the appellate court's majority opinion, the judges said that "the evidence shows that the defendants were attempting to comply with the election code limitations on corporate contributions." [read post]
10 Jan 2011, 2:50 pm by David Lat & Elie Mystal
Tom DeLay* Tom DeLay gets sentenced to three years. [WSJ Law Blog]* If we want to ban threatening speech against Congresspeople, what will we really be banning? [Volokh Conspiracy]* Apparently my final solution on guns could lead to the well-regulated militia rising up. [First One @ One First]* Maybe it isn’t impossible to teach transactional practice in law school. [Concurring Opinions]* Jared Lee Loughner entered might enter an insanity plea, and it looks like his mug shot will be the first… [read post]
16 Feb 2011, 4:44 am by Ray Mullman
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiring to launder money from corporate donors, including nursing home chains, to illegally influence the outcome of Texas legislative races in 2002.  DeLay was convicted by a Texas jury last November of violating state campaign contribution laws when his political action committee redirected funds from several corporate entities, including $100,000 from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, to… [read post]
20 Jan 2011, 5:35 am by David
David M Cantor, an Arizona DUI lawyer, discusses Tom DeLay’s sentencing to 3 years in prison for money laundering charges related to election funds in Texas congressional races. Besides the prison term this case has cost him his political office, leadership role, millions of dollars in legal fees, and allegedly caused his wife’s health to deteriorate. This follows DeLay’s November Jury conviction of money laundering charges where he used a political action committee to transfer corporate… [read post]
26 Oct 2010, 9:08 am by Michael Diaz Jr.
Former United States House of Representatives Majority Leader, Tom DeLay—noted as a polarizing politician throughout the Bush years—will finally get his day in court next month to defend five-year-old charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Appeals of pretrial rulings have repeatedly slowed down the case. Prosecutors accused DeLay and two others — Jim Ellis and John Colyandro — of illegally funneling $190,000 in corporate money collected by a state political… [read post]
20 Sep 2013, 6:21 am by Juggalo Law
* A Texas court overturned Tom DeLay’s conviction on money laundering charges. DeLay immediately thanked Jesus, who played an instrumental role in the three judge panel’s deliberations. [New York Times] * Eric Holder has eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for those low-level nonviolent drug offenders whose cases are currently pending. In related news, here is a cow riding a razor scooter. [Washington Post] * This says J.P. Morgan actually did just fine in their settlement with the… [read post]
14 Oct 2010, 2:19 pm by Jonathan Zasloff
As long as everyone is getting into the act, we might as well also flag a critically important CA initiative for the environment that I imagine everyone else has missed: Proposition 20, the "California Redistricting Initiative." I know - redistricting. You've fallen asleep already. You shouldn't. Here's the skinny: In California, unlike in most other states, redistricting of state legislative seats is done not by the Legislature itself but rather by an independent citizens' commission. We haven't… [read post]
26 Oct 2010, 7:04 am by Elie Mystal
Think back to the long gone days of 2006. In the pleasing sepia-tones of your memories, you can see a booming job market, Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley, and a time when Barack Obama was a random black dude who made a good speech that one time.This is the world of Tom “The Hammer” DeLay. A world where a “tea party” was a game for little girls. A world where corporations were not allowed to openly buy Congressional elections.That was a long time ago: before allegations of campaign finance… [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 12:28 pm by Richard
[Tom DeLay's photo from "Dancing With the Stars" from wikipedia]Did you hear the news? According to various news reports, a Texas appellate court has set aside the money laundering conviction of former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. You may recall that DeLay had been convicted of allegedly funneling $190,000 in corporate contributions through his political action committee to various local state Republican candidates. Texas law generally forbids corporate contributions to state candidates. But Texas… [read post]
26 Oct 2010, 9:31 pm by Matt Brown
After a whirlwind past two weeks, I decided to only work a half-day today. I went to the gym in the afternoon and decided to mix things up and do some cardio in front of a few TVs. Bad idea. One TV was showing a news program about bullying. The news ticker said Obama was thinking about withholding federal education money from states that don’t enact tough anti-bullying laws. Bullying is apparently an “epidemic,” and we need new laws. The point and counter-point seemed to consist of… [read post]
2 Dec 2010, 10:59 am by Andrew Dat
It’s always nice to see when a universal scumbag finally gets his comeuppance.  It’s especially cathartic when that scumbag is Tom DeLay, or as he’s known to anyone in America who’s not in the top 10 percent income bracket, the reason why it seems harder and harder to trust the government these days.  Not only is Delay the reason why I thought these Onion articles could be real, but he also unfortunately epitomizes what’s wrong with Washington DC politics, the legislative process, and… [read post]
11 Jan 2011, 5:04 am by zshapiro
A Texas judge sentenced former House minority leader, Tom Delay, to three years in prison for a scheme to contribute corporate money, in violation of Texas law, to Republican candidates, yesterday. The scheme involved directing $190,000 to the Republican National Committee. Then the Republican National Committee donated $190,000 to Republican races in Texas. The goal was to obtain a Republican majority in the Texas Legislature which would then be able to gerrymander Congressional districts to… [read post]
23 Sep 2013, 7:29 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Washington Times on September 22, 2013 released the following: By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro “It’s hard to imagine the U.S. as a place where citizens have to fear overzealous prosecution, but last week’s reversals in the cases of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and five New Orleans police officers are part of a troubling pattern reminiscent of the Soviet criminal justice system — a system in which the state is always right, even when it is wrong. In both cases, the… [read post]
22 Dec 2009, 5:26 am by Ray Mullman
Jackson Free Press had an interesting and scary article about presidential contender Haley Barbour's flip flopping on Medicare and history as a lobbyist and Tom Delay's indictment for illegal campaign donations.   When Haley Barbour was head of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, he loathed Medicare, and tried to gun it down in the GOP “Contract with America.”  By 2000, Barbour had returned to his lobbyist job at Barbour Griffith & Rogers, and had dramatically flip-flopped… [read post]