Monday, October 03, 2005

Almost Three Strikes for DeLay

Just wondering, if found guilty of not one, but two, or even three charges, is that enough to put DeLay behind bars permanently? Certainly, if he was a poor person living by the seat of his pants, three convictions would do it for him. But, no doubt, the man with no shortage of PAC assistance, will be hiring the best, well healed lawyers to wiggle out of these charges.
A Texas grand jury on Monday indicted U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on two new felony charges including money laundering, following a conspiracy indictment last week which forced him to step aside as the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The new indictment accuses DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering in a campaign finance scheme and greatly raises the legal stakes for the once-powerful Texan because it includes a potential punishment of life in prison if convicted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The 'Caesar's Wife' defense

DeLay was over when the question of his ethical integrity was raised. Even if he doesn't do jail time, most people will conclude from the evidence that he violated the spirit if not the letter of the law.