September 27th, 2013
09:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Tom DeLay: 'I'll keep fighting'

(CNN) – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who resigned amid scandal in 2006, said he's "coming back" now that his 2010 conviction for money laundering has been overturned.

DeLay also weighed in on the current showdown in Congress over the spending bill and debt limit.
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DeLay conviction overturned
September 19th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
1 year ago

DeLay conviction overturned

(CNN) – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's conviction on money laundering charges was overturned Thursday by a court in Texas.

DeLay, who was once one of the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, was convicted in 2010 for allegedly trying to influence Texas elections by trying to channel nearly $200,000 in corporate donations to Republicans running for the state legislature, which is prohibited by Lone Star state law. Delay, who served more than two decades in the House before resigning in 2006, was sentenced to three years in prison.
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'The Hammer' to the slammer
January 10th, 2011
03:35 PM ET
4 years ago

'The Hammer' to the slammer

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - A Texas judge is sending "The Hammer" to prison. Former Republican leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of money laundering and conspiracy.

DeLay emotionally asked the judge for leniency. "I've lost my right to vote. Just because someone disagrees with you, it's not enough, they have to bury you, throw you in jail." DeLay arrived at the Austin courthouse in good spirits earlier today jokingly telling reporters he "had a date with the judge today." During his days in Congress, he earned the nickname "The Hammer."
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Breaking: Texas jury convicts DeLay on money laundering charges
November 24th, 2010
06:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Breaking: Texas jury convicts DeLay on money laundering charges

(CNN) – 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.
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Jury begins deliberating Tom DeLay money-laundering case
November 22nd, 2010
06:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Jury begins deliberating Tom DeLay money-laundering case

(CNN) - Closing arguments were held Monday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.

The case is now in the hands of the jury, according to Travis County District Clerk Director Cindy Guebara.
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November 1st, 2010
07:04 AM ET
4 years ago

Tom DeLay's money-laundering trial to begin

(CNN) - Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.

The Republican was indicted in 2005 on charges he illegally sent $190,000 in corporate money through the Republican National Committee to help elect GOP Texas legislative candidates in 2002.

DeLay, who resigned in 2006, has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy. He has said the trial will clear him.
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October 26th, 2010
08:18 AM ET
4 years ago

Tom DeLay's money laundering trial to begin

(CNN) – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help elect GOP candidates to the Texas legislature.

The Republican was indicted in 2005 on charges he illegally sent $190,000 in corporate money through the Republican National Committee to help elect GOP Texas legislative candidates in 2002.
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August 25th, 2010
11:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Tom DeLay's trial will be in Travis County, Texas

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be tried in Austin, Texas, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be tried in Austin, Texas, a judge ruled Wednesday.

(CNN) - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, accused of money laundering, will get a fair trial in Austin, a Texas judge ruled Wednesday.

Senior Judge Pat Priest's ruling did not please DeLay's attorney, who said "heavily Democratic" Travis County has a "strong anti-Tom DeLay feeling."

The Travis County prosecutor has charged DeLay with illegally funneling corporate campaign contributions.

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August 16th, 2010
04:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Ex-Rep. Tom DeLay says long-running investigation ends with no charges

Washington (CNN) – The long-running federal criminal investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been closed, and no charges will be brought, DeLay said Monday.

"I'm pretty thrilled; I'm very happy for my family, they don't have to go through this anymore" DeLay told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview for The Situation Room.

The Justice Department, as is standard practice, declined any comment on the closing of the probe by its Office of Public Integrity after six years.

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March 7th, 2010
03:32 PM ET
3 years ago

DWTS 'the best fun I've ever had,' DeLay says

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his stint on 'Dancing with the Stars' was 'just amazing.'
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his stint on 'Dancing with the Stars' was 'just amazing.'

(CNN) – The political chattering class in Washington need wait no longer for the answer to one of the past year’s burning questions: Why did former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, decide to take a turn on “Dancing with the Stars”?

“I just thought it would be the greatest thing, the best fun. And it was the best fun I've ever had,” DeLay said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “It was just amazing. I mean, it was a lot of work, and my feet killed me the whole time… and I broke both feet. But I just had the best time.”

The Texas Republican was a member of the popular show’s cast last season but had to drop out of the demanding dance competition early after suffering stress fractures in both of his feet.

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