November 24th, 2010
06:16 PM ET

Tom DeLay convicted in money-laundering trial

A Texas jury on Wednesday convicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.

DeLay was found guilty on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, said jury bailiff Gilbert Soto.

DeLay was charged with illegally funneling $190,000 in corporate money to help elect Republicans to the state House and Senate in 2002. At the outset of the trial, he predicted the jury would clear him.


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  1. Karl

    Woooooo Hoooooo!!!!! Looks like the crook will be locked up for at least 5 years, given that the first count has a sentence of 5-99 years. I'll say it again. Woooo Hooooo!!!!!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luis Teixeira

      that is what we expect from the republicans in all united estates....maybe now they not know him.....

      November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeaBigots Suck

      Hey Tommy boy, drop the soap. You can let Cheney hold your pockets when he gets there. Lol.

      November 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tanbiker

      It would be better if they sentence DeLay to 50 years in prison so he can die there.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • bdm

      brings to mind: power corrupts. absolute power corrupts absolutely...

      November 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Seeya Tom, maybe you can take an ethics course in the big house.

      January 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. usa

    This is new's I wasn't expecting.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. annie s

    I'll echo that woo-hoo, Karl. Justice has actually been served.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Waytogo

    Justice was a long time coming on this one. Good Job

    November 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim

    isn't it funny that Bush administration had the most number of criminals, and indictments in US history? ALL REPUBLICANS???

    November 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elia

      What about all those Democrats in the White House that did not pay their taxes, but want to raise ours !! OUTRAGE !!

      November 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hunter

      Sorry Jim, but you certainly have ALL your facts wrong, just like everyone else in the Obama administration. He has more crooks in his administration than San Quentin had at it's peak ! ! !

      November 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake

      They paid their taxes. An audit that finds you owe more than you paid isn't against the law.

      November 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adelita

      Hunter your response to Jim's comment is very confusing – or confused! Is Jim part of the Obama administration? Who has the most crooks – Bush? What is your first language?

      November 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeaBigots Suck

      Jim is 100% correct. The Bush admin had the most CONVICTED criminals in US history. FACT. They were also the highest ranking officials who were the closest to the president. Tom Delay is a true Teabagger now

      November 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThinkAgain

      Elia: What Democrats who (not "that" – you use "who" for people, "that" for things) have not paid their taxes?

      And in my world, returning the tax rate (from the current 36%) to what the wealthy paid under Reagan (39%) is something I can more than live with.

      And I'm sure the wealthy aren't going to suffer much, either.

      So get off your "Democrats are raising our taxes" mantra! 95% of Americans got a TAX BREAK because of President Obama and the Democrats!

      Sheesh! Folks in this country are DUMB (and gullible)!!

      November 25, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ThinkAgain

      Hunter: Again, be specific. More crooks than San Quentin at its peak?

      As of December 2008, San Quentin had a prison population of 5,256.
      President Obama has 22 members in his Cabinet.
      10 others serve at the pleasure of the President (positions such as the Chair of the FDIC).
      President Obama has nominated fewer than two dozen judges to fill judicial vacancies.

      I could go on, but you get the idea (or you'd have an idea, if you'd do a little research and stop transcribing what Limbaugh and Beck say).

      BTW, regarding judicial nominations:

      Judicial confirmations slowed to a trickle on the day President Barack Obama took office. Filibusters, anonymous holds, and other obstructionary tactics have become the rule. Uncontroversial nominees wait months for a floor vote, and even district court nominees—low-ranking judges whose confirmations have never been controversial in the past—are routinely filibustered into oblivion. Nominations grind to a halt in many cases even after the Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously endorsed a nominee.

      No THAT'S criminal – and typically Republican these days!

      November 25, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. trainermaxwell

    I didin't Tom Delay did money laundering, this is new news to me.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |

      I think you accidentally a world in that sentence

      November 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. berkeleyEE

    gotcha !

    November 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. whitmanguy

    About time!! I await the blogging defenders of this legendary champion of American freedom and the ordinary citizen! Who will be the first to blame (1) the liberal media, (2) Muslims, or (3) Obama?

    November 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJD

      No excuses from me. Guilty is guilty. Maybe Tom Delay and Charlie Rangel can share a prison cell.

      November 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeaBigots Suck

      Rangel didn't profit from his crap, Delay did. DeLay stole an American election. That should be treason.

      November 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. David Miscavige

    Maybe there is a god after all.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mark Mikina

    What a d bag.. I hate politicians.. Except for Ron Paul

    November 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bob

    Convicted felon AND a crappy dancer!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kburgoyne

    Next on the docket: Karl Rove?

    November 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh yes

      Be still my heart...

      November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hal

      If there is a God.

      November 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edward Schofield

      Yes! I hope Karl (slimeball/turdblossom) Rove is next also.

      November 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeaBigots Suck

      If Rove, Cheney and/or Rumsfeld go down too then the second coming must be at hand! Lol. Shock and Awe?

      November 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jason

    He's a convicted good dancer. But hey, at least he is a good dancer...

    November 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Former Republican - Now Independent

    The Hammer got hammered ... and in Texas yet!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Richard

    Well. Whadaknow bout this!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
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