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. duke

    A true patriot of the tea-drinkers!
    Katherine Harris's stinking azz should go to the clink with him,
    He was the money that brought us Bush and she was the miscounter that cheated bush in office!

    November 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dah3

    hope he goes to jail.

    November 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pw

    Fry this turkey!!!

    November 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Power is what slayed DeLay, you could see it in his eyes. Can't say anything too good about his wife either, she always appear to think her ...... didn't stink and had her nose in the air. Justice deserved, put that on DeLays headstone.

    November 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Maurice Mbaabu

    I just saw the movie "casino" wich is based on a true story about Tom DeLay back when he was a house speaker and got tied into the Jack Abramoff fraud scandal. These guys are like leeches they suck out all the blood and personally hand you over to the decomposers. They deserve to rot in prison!

    November 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cowboy

    charlee rangel broke the law they slapped his hand. if it would have been me that didn't pay my taxes I would be celling with westley snipes

    November 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cowboy

    I don't understand the liberal mind but i'm praying for ya'll...

    November 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Please do. We haven't talked to our imaginary friends in ages, and I'm sure they must miss us.

      November 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. really

    Happy Thanksgiving Tom, I have a feeling you will enjoying a different type of 'stuffing' this year.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. scott

    Tom will be enjoying a different type of 'stuffing' this time.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thomas

    Dancing with the Stars or don't do the crime if you can't do the time !
    THE HAMER COMES DOWN HARD !

    November 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Alex

    This man was one of the worst in Washington. I'm a nice person, but he is a walking case for abortion.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. marc un california

    Delay says his conviction is a miscarriage of justice. Sorry,pal! Justice has been served. This reafirms my belief that the good always win over the bad.

    November 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah

    Roland Martin is a fat pig.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. GonzoinHouston

    Phone lines are going to be smokin' from Texas to DC and half the corporate offices in the country. DeLay will be calling in every favor, reaching out to every friend or anyone he can threaten or bribe to keep his fanny out of jail. Fox will no doubt be up in arms about this and Limbaugh's gonna give birth. Nameless men who were never there will be delivering offers and cryptic messages to politicians, backroom financiers, and probably the FBI and Justice Dept. Tom Delay has a thousand friends and a million secrets, and he will swap them all to save himself. Stay tuned!

    November 24, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cowboy

    yeah teabigit my point is when a republican does something u lib's want to hang him.. but when a democrat does the same thing it ok when he gets a slap on the hand.. breaking the law is breaking the law.. the democrats want to pass laws for us to live by but yet they don't follow their own rules..

    November 24, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmp49

      Cowboy says:

      "the democrats want to pass laws for us to live by but yet they don't follow their own rules.."

      You mean like Livingstone, Hyde, Gingrich and Burton wanting to impeach Clinton over a BJ when they had father illegitimate children while married to other people?

      November 26, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
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