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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:57 PM
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Group seeks bribery probe of DeLay(reissued indictments for 2 Delay assoc)
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:00 PM by maddezmom
WASHINGTON - (KRT) - A public interest group that has long accused House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of ethical lapses said Thursday it will ask the Justice Department to investigate him for bribery, citing a report that a Kansas company donated to one of his political committees to gain favorable treatment in an energy bill.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the revelation goes beyond anything the House ethics committee looked into or found when it admonished DeLay last fall for playing golf with Westar Energy executives. That was shortly after the company sent $25,000 to Texans for a Republican Majority.

The ethics panel last fall said that the outing looked improper even though no favors were issued. It found that DeLay did not improperly solicit Westar donations or grant special favors.

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Also Thursday, an Austin grand jury reissued indictments against two of the DeLay associates charged with illegal use of $190,000 in corporate funds for state campaigns. The new indictments refer to the transfer of "funds" rather than checks. Lawyers for the defendants, Jim Ellis and John Colyandro, had complained that the relevant statute didn't refer to checks.


more: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/...
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Neerav B. Trivedi Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:00 PM
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1. It's about time.
That scumbag goes to hell.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:11 PM
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2. I listened to the gal from CREW on
Al Franken's show this morning. They have the indictment papers ready to go. The problem? They cannot find one member of Congress to sign it, not one.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 PM
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3. "Funds"
Bag Work. Cocaine Ethics. Tony Montana is their inspiration.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 PM
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4. It just depends on what the definition of is is. Funds, checks...either
would look good in my bank account right now!
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:57 PM
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5. kick
:kick:
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:00 AM
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6. The Teflon Administration. nt
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