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. Jennifer

    It's a Thanksgiving miracle!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike in St. Louis

    Great news! Now when are the trials for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Wolfowtiz going to start for Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide of the Iraqi People, and War Crimes going to start? Enquirering minds want to know!

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

    HOLY CRAP, A DIRTY POLITICIAN, IN OUR COUNTRY, NYYYAAAAAHHHHHH... CAN'T BE. NOT!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PARROT

    MOST REPUBLICANS ARE WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS OR JUST WAR MURDERERS !!!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JR

    WhoooWeeee, and they convicted him in TEXAS, jeez, when did Texans start doin the right thing?

    November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill

    What will Tommy do now? He has disgraced himself and his state. Maybe a run for GOP fund raising or the head of the GOP.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Diesel

    One down... so many more to go.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mark Lins

    Finally, Justice! Now to get Rove, Cheney and Bush for war crimes.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ty

    About time.... Wish they could do something about the gerrymandering that was done by those elected GOP candidates.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. George

    He should be struck up by the neck in some city public square in Texas, on a friday night, like the criminal that he is ... until he is dead.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GOP

    He is just one of the d. bags, the other will take the house in january.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. drm

    I think you mean the "Hammer" got nailed.

    d

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeaBigots Suck

      The "Slammer" better bring Texas size lube as his luxury item. Do they get those in the pokey? Lmao I said the pokey! :D. This news makes me happy

      November 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. brad

    Im so glad this d-bag has been convicted....unfortunatly, he wont serve a day in jail, but its a start....not if we can just get Bush in the courtroom to make him accountable for ruining the country....I could die happy

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. What th?

    Evidently he's not that good of a dancer after all – he couldn't soft shoe his way out of the charges.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marge

    He'll probably get a pat on the back and run for president. Just like all the rest of the incompetent republicans. Newt, Palin, for example.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
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