The powerful Republican, nicknamed "The Hammer" for his reputation as a tough party enforcer, could face up to two years in prison if convicted on the charge handed up by the Travis County grand jury in the Texas state capital, Austin.
DeLay was indicted on a single conspiracy charge tied to illegal fund-raising activities by Texans for a Republican Majority, or TRMPAC, a political action committee he created, the Travis County District Attorney's office said.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
What's Good for Martha
While Martha got locked up for something else, serving time hasn't really damaged her standing. It could be good for DeLay, as well. Of course, he claims innocence. Most folks behind bars insist he/she didn't do it. What's interesting is that he has stepped down from a Congressional leadership role, but hasn't resigned his seat. His constituents should demand nothing less.