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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…

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Tom DeLay Found Guilty Of Money Laundering, Facing Prison Sentence

jpDELAY-popupOld Disinfo fave Tom DeLay finally received what he had coming to him last week — the former House majority leader could be facing 5 to 99 years in prison after being found guilty of money-laundering. It’s nice to see the Hammer get nailed. The New York Times reports:

Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives.

After 19 hours of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women decided that Mr. DeLay was guilty of conspiring with two associates in 2002 to circumvent a state law against corporate contributions to political campaigns. He was convicted of one charge of money laundering and one charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

As the verdict was read, Mr.

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