Prosecutor subpoenas DeLay telephone records

Prosecutor subpoenas DeLay telephone records

[JURIST] Texas prosecutor Ronnie Earle [website] on Thursday subpoenaed telephone records from the home and political campaign office of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) [official website; JURIST news archive] Earle also subpoenaed the telephone records of DeLay’s daughter, Dani DeLay Ferro, in his effort to uncover information on the fundraising activities of DeLay’s political committee, Texans for a Republican Majority, during the 2002 election cycle. DeLay’s attorney, Bill White, believes Earle wants to investigate contacts between DeLay and two associates indicted [JURIST report] in the case, Jim Ellis and John Colyandro. In the past two weeks DeLay has been indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy [JURIST report] and one count of money laundering [JURIST report]. AP has more.