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. edwards

    no wonder the republicans dont want to extend people unemplyment, cut social security and prolong the war something bush lied about so they can help delay out.

    .

    November 25, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. greg davis

    THATS A GOOD START ! Now if we could just lock up the rest of the politiciana in washington we will be better off.

    November 25, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

      Let's back up a few years and start with Bush/Cheney. What they did was reprehensible. Not to mention Dead-Eye Dick's antics in Corpus Christi while hunting under the influence – and that's what it was, pure and simple.

      November 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steven

    A picture is worth a thousand words: http://www.stevengagnon.com/viewEditionArtwork.php?artworkID=98
    I thought this might be an appropriate illustration for the story.

    Steven

    November 25, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    DeLay and Rangel are just typical Americans, so don't be too hard on them.

    November 25, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rocketship

    What most people sense is that Delay is Evil. A vile hate filled spewer of lies and filth.
    People sense that he carried water for any cause that worked against truth justice and the American way. An american way defined by a jury of his peers.
    Naturally people are happy he appears to have been laid low.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brad

    Now Tom qualifies for the Democrat party

    November 25, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    I say Pardon Tommy with a suspended sentence and 3 year probation. So he funneled a few bucks for his party. Big deal. It's not like he stole anything.

    November 25, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. ronvan

    Just another chapter in the continuing story about our "elected children". We don't like the democrates so we elected the republicans, WHOOPS! They do the same thing. ALL those "newbies" who just got elected will be taken to the back rooms and "indroctrinated" by the old geezers how just how things really work & that will be the end of that! SO, you tell me how we change things and get people into office that actually care about working for the American People and not just working on how they can get rich?

    November 25, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rocketship

    This is how.
    More hardship will be required so that folks come to their senses.
    Not going to happen soon because the bubble is being reinflated as we speek.
    The big dog is being given a new long chain to run toward the end of at full speed.
    Only when the bitter end is reached this time will the tenor and tone change in the back room.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. had enough

    that is the problem getting people in who arent eventually corupted. never happen the world is filled with greed. rhe end of this world isnt far away. keep watch you will see it soon.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. coinguy1945

    Tom DeLay did nothing illegal. This is an abuse of power by a rogue Democrat prosector appointed by Bill Clinton who is attempting to the politics of personal destruction to destroy our Republican leadership. It is a miscarriage of justice and will be reversed on appeal.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

      And he was convicted in Texas by a conservative prosecutor.

      November 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rocketship

    obvious troll coinguy

    November 25, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jacob (real republican)

    Typical American conservatives. I read some comments here from some obvious republicans and it makes me sick as a republican myself. A crime is a crime. Why don't you guys just shut it and let jsutice be served. If you did the same crime, where do you think you will be now. So why should it be different with Tom D. As a republican I hope that justice comes down hard on all the Republican political crooks and let us purify this party and actually make it a party for the people and not the corporate and well to do. It is time you all republicans wake up and start getting behind true justice.

    November 25, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bill from GA

    A lot of you repugs think repugs (once at least) get punished for their political crimes while dems walk. Here in Georgia, we elected a repug Congressional crook (Deal left the day charges would have been announced) for our next Governor.

    Maybe, with the condition our current repug Governor is leaving Georgia, that is punishment.

    November 25, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Now follow the money connected to the rest of the wingnuts and their PACS. That money from China and the Koch boys.

    November 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
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