Tom DeLay Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Tom DeLay in happier times.

Tom DeLay in happier times.

If he hadn’t received a prison sentence it would have been a travesty of justice, but one that many of us half expected. DeLay, the target of the critical disinformation documentary The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress, will be serving three long years in the big house according to the Houston Chronicle:

AUSTIN – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay today was sentenced to three years in prison for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to commit political money laundering. He also was sentenced to five years in prison on a money laundering conviction, but the judge probated that to 10 years of community supervision.

DeLay was taken into custody by Travis County deputies, but will be released on $10,000 bail pending appeal.

DeLay pleaded for himself before visiting District Judge Pat Priest.

“I don’t feel remorseful for something I don’t think I did,” DeLay told the judge…

[continues in the Houston Chronicle]

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Yes, yes, yes. What comes around goes around.

    Second thoughts about those prison budget cuts, Tom? Now that they’re so strapped for cash you’ll be taking your annual flu vaccine in the form of a 5-pound enema pellet instead of some fancy-shmansy hypo-dermic needle.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Yes, yes, yes. What comes around goes around.

    Second thoughts about those prison budget cuts, Tom? Now that they’re so strapped for cash you’ll be taking your annual flu vaccine in the form of a 5-pound enema pellet instead of some fancy-shmansy hypo-dermic needle.

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  • Honu

    couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  • Honu

    couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  • Hadrian999

    surprised he got jail time he is a dancing stooge for Israel after all

  • Hadrian999

    surprised he got jail time he is a dancing stooge for Israel after all

  • GoodDoktorBad

    “….but will be released on $10,000 bail pending appeal”
    Delays, De Lays, delays….

  • Anonymous

    “….but will be released on $10,000 bail pending appeal”
    Delays, De Lays, delays….

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Some people still call it a political attack on him. They are right. It is a political attack….but only because no one from his own party…no one with a partisan interest in him…will even for one moment consider that his actions were so visibly illegal that they break not only our laws in spirit and action, but pretty much define what the entire western world considers corruption and money laundering. The only people who would dare to hold his actions as illegal…were people from the other party. So yes…its a political attack…but it also only had to be that way because the entrenched level of corruption and willingness to turn a blind eye that characterizes politics as usual in this country.

    I’ll save my applause for the day he wears an orange suit…and three years isn’t what he deserves…a couple zeros should be added to that…but at least 3 yrs would symbolically suggest a system that isn’t completely rigged to prevent the punishment of politicians who commit grievous, obvious crimes while in office.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Some people still call it a political attack on him. They are right. It is a political attack….but only because no one from his own party…no one with a partisan interest in him…will even for one moment consider that his actions were so visibly illegal that they break not only our laws in spirit and action, but pretty much define what the entire western world considers corruption and money laundering. The only people who would dare to hold his actions as illegal…were people from the other party. So yes…its a political attack…but it also only had to be that way because the entrenched level of corruption and willingness to turn a blind eye that characterizes politics as usual in this country.

    I’ll save my applause for the day he wears an orange suit…and three years isn’t what he deserves…a couple zeros should be added to that…but at least 3 yrs would symbolically suggest a system that isn’t completely rigged to prevent the punishment of politicians who commit grievous, obvious crimes while in office.

  • 5by5

    Light sentence considering that this douche helped Jack Abramoff promote sexual and wage slavery on the Marianas Islands.

  • 5by5

    Light sentence considering that this douche helped Jack Abramoff promote sexual and wage slavery on the Marianas Islands.