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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:42 AM
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DeLay sentenced to 3 years in prison, 10 years probation



DeLay sentenced to 3 years in prison, 10 years probation
By David Edwards
Monday, January 10th, 2011 -- 4:03 pm

A Texas judge sentenced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) to three years in prison Monday on laundering and conspiracy charges, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

Judge Pat Priest gave DeLay three years on charges that he conspired to launder corporate money for use in political races. On a separate money laundering charge, the former Speaker was sentenced to five years, but that sentence was suspended in favor of 10 years of probation.

The judge said that he agreed with the jury's guilty verdict, and that there is no higher principle than those who write the laws should also follow it.

DeLay was immediately taken into custody, but was expected to be released after posting appeals bond.

The Statesman reported that the judge cleared the courtroom so that an unrepentant DeLay could speak.



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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:43 AM
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1. he'll never see the inside of a prison.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:45 AM
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2. I wonder if it will be real prison or one of those white collar
country clubs they have. I doubt he'll ever even go anyhow.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:47 AM
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3. theoretically, it would be a state prison
But it will never happen.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 06:21 AM
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4. As long as Texas has Repuke governors
Delay is assured of a pardon after his course of appeals has run out.
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 06:42 AM
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5. The grin he has in that mugshot is amazing.
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