October 26th, 2010
08:18 AM ET
12 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.

Filed under: Tom DeLay
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. keepstufingthis

    Democrat liberals, particularly corrupt union bosses, remember this story. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

    October 26, 2010 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  2. stufthis

    5 years to get one of the ringleaders of the republican culture of corruption to trial.

    October 26, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. Augsbee

    Well, at least Tom DeLay is keeping up with the Democrats.

    October 26, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  4. DaySpring

    Finally. Well there may be some accountability among Republicans afterall. Rove? Bush? Anyone else involved in the illegal invasion of Iraq? We hope and pray we ourselves will hold criminals accountable; rather than other nation states holding their noses; or worse like the wrath of God making us all account for the sins of the few.

    October 26, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is the problem with money and elections in this democratic republic. They corrupt and change things; money has the ability to influence people. It would be great if everyone running had the time and ability to get their name out there without having to raise money. That is the problem with elections and campaigns now.

    October 26, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  6. Cosmo

    Let's see "The Exterminator" dance his way out of this one.

    October 26, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  7. Sniffit

    Good...this crumbly little turd needs to spend some time in the prison showers.

    When do we get to prosecute Crossroads for 501(c)(4) tax fraud based on the politicized nature of their advertisements?

    October 26, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |