TOM DELAY INDICTED, LEAVES HOUSE LEADERSHIP POST
I heard this was going down and now it's a reality. I also heard more dirt might come out. Bad, Delay. Bad. Not a good way to represent my party.
U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay, the second-ranking House Republican, was indicted on Wednesday for his part in a campaign-finance conspiracy and temporarily resigned his post.
The powerful Texan, nicknamed "The Hammer" for his reputation as a tough party enforcer, could face up to two years in prison if convicted.
He denied any wrongdoing and said he was being persecuted because of his political successes by a "rogue district attorney" in Texas who was "an unabashed partisan zealot" for Democrats.
DeLay was indicted by a Travis County grand jury in Austin, Texas, for criminal conspiracy in a scheme with two alleged co-conspirators, John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, to launder $190,000 in corporate donations through the Republican National Committee for distribution to Republican candidates for the Texas Legislature. (full article)
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