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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:31 AM
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LAT: DeLay Case May Require Insider Testimony
Texas Case May Require Insider Testimony
Experts say prosecutor must show that the indicted congressman intentionally committed a felony in routing corporate donations.

By Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer

HOUSTON Prosecutors are prepared to use information from people involved in Rep. Tom DeLay's fundraising organization, including out-of-state business executives, against him in an effort to prove that he conspired to route illegal corporate money into elections, attorneys and officials close to the case said Thursday.

That information some of it contained in documents, such as a note reminding DeLay to call an executive whose company was preparing to write a $25,000 check would be used at trial to suggest that the indicted congressman was directly involved in the fundraising setup, the attorneys and officials said....


To convict DeLay, Earle must show that the U.S. House majority leader intentionally agreed to commit a felony.

Earle would have to show, essentially, that DeLay knew the corporate money he was raising was going to be routed to Republican legislative candidates.

For that, Earle would need an inside witness to turn state's evidence and a furious parlor game has begun in Texas over whom that might be, and what that person might be willing to say at trial....
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:56 AM
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1. Can he use the video from the Daily Show?
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