More election law violation charges laid against DeLay associates

[JURIST] Two men implicated in the growing scandal surrounding Texas Republican campaign groups associated with US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay [official website] have been charged with two additional felonies for violations in the 2002 election. Americans for a Republican Majority head Jim Ellis and John Colyandro, former executive director of Texans for a Republican Majority [Wikipedia profile], were both charged Tuesday with violating Texas election law and criminal conspiracy to violate the election law in addition to charges of money laundering. The indictment against the two is the seventh issued this month [JURIST report] by a Travis County grand jury investigating corporate campaign contributions to Texas Republicans. AP has more.



 

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