September 19, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin overturned the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) on Thursday, concluding that the state failed to prove proceeds of criminal activity in its money laundering charges against DeLay. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn the ...[read more]
January 23, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 23, 2007, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to deny retirement pensions to any member of Congress "convicted of any of certain offenses," including fraud, bribery and perjury. Prior to the adoption of HR 476, federal lawmakers could only be stripped of their ...[read more]
November 24, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 24, 2010, a jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of money laundering and conspiracy after 19 hours of deliberation. The charges stemmed from DeLay's alleged violation of state election law by funneling corporate ...[read more]
January 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 17, 2006, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) of the US House of Representatives introduced a proposal which would have restricted the gifts members of Congress could receive from lobbyists. The ethics reform plan was in response to the ethics scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...[read more]
January 13, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
Bob Edgar: "The fall of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is a well-timed warning to the House's new GOP leaders ? and Democrats too ? about what can happen when lawmakers put themselves and their pursuit of power above the law. DeLay, once known in Washington as "The... ...[read more]
January 11, 2011
by Matt Glenn
A judge for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas sentenced former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) to three years in prison and ten years of probation Monday following DeLay's November conviction on money laundering and conspiracy charges. Judge Pat Priest sentenced DeLay to prison ...[read more]
November 25, 2010
by John Paul Putney
A jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) guilty of money laundering and conspiracy Wednesday, after deliberating for 19 hours. The charges stemmed from $190,000 donated by corporate interests to DeLay's political action committee ...[read more]
August 16, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A lawyer for former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) confirmed Monday that a US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal probe into DeLay's association with lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been dismissed without charges being filed. The investigation lasted six years and included grand jury ...[read more]
August 25, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The Texas Third Court of Appeals has allowed money-laundering indictments to stand against two alleged co-conspirators of former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), rejecting their argument that the state laws used to prosecute them were unconstitutionally vague or overbroad. The Austin- ...[read more]
June 27, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Wednesday ruled 5-4 against reinstating a conspiracy charge against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and two of his former associates. The holding affirmed a lower court decision that the charge of conspiring to violate the state's election code could no... ...[read more]

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