Breaking: Texas jury convicts DeLay on money laundering charges
November 24th, 2010
06:08 PM ET
12 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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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    There you go.

    November 24, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    HALLELUJAH! There is hope for the world after all!

    November 24, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. stufthis

    The number two man in the republican culture of corruption is finally dealt a fate worse than DWTS. Let up hope his sentence sends a message to the rest of the republican money launderers.

    November 24, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  4. rs

    The "Hammer" got nailed.
    Sorry about that, but DeLay's conviction is very much deserved.

    November 24, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  5. me

    Wow funneling corporate money to (R) candidates, say it aint so. Time to wheel John Andrew Boehner in next for handing out Brown and Williamson cash to (R) Senators on the floor.

    November 24, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. Allen in Hartwell GA

    I guess there still is some justice in the world.

    November 24, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  7. hawk nixon

    Finally, Justice served.

    November 24, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  8. Gaylon Barrow certifiably insane

    The supreme court has made money laundering and conspiracy to money launder legal for corporations as long as it helps GOPs.

    November 24, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  9. Superhiro

    Ha! His expression is priceless.

    November 24, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. What a Nice Turkey Eve Present

    Looks like "the hammer" just got nailed!

    November 24, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. Kara

    And this is the party CNN is working hard to put back into power.

    November 24, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  12. Darth Vadik, CA

    THERE IS A GOD AFTER ALL, and she was in Texas today...

    ...cant you hear the Angels in Heaven rejoicing? Like e phoenix song, it warms you up from the inside...

    November 24, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |

    Now the fun begins. Delay will have to cut a deal stay out of the pokey, and that means dropping dime on his fellow Republicans. Rats stew anyone?

    November 24, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  14. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Its a good start, now lets get the rest of the crooks on charges, especially the Governor. Not to mention Bush for Iran Contra and his son for war crimes. More than enough to go around with the GOP.

    November 24, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  15. informed voter

    It's about time!

    November 24, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  16. Bessy

    Aw !! Poor Tom !! He couldn't buy this jury off.
    I hope he gets a stiff sentence but knowing how things go for people with money I won't hold my breath.

    November 24, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. steph in TX

    couldn't have happened to a more deserving fellow!

    November 24, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |