Friday, Sep 19th

Last update:05:18:56 PM GMT

Notice: Uninitialized string offset: 1938 in D:\sites\urbanswirl\plugins\system\SEOSimple.php on line 141

Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

E-mail Print
Share

tomdelay

Poor little Tommy, *giggle*, him must go off to jail, *giggle*.  Why this just warms the tips of my toes this morning.  Political grifter and old time bigot Tom Delay will make tons of new friends during his three year stint in the slammer.

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once considered among the nation's most powerful and feared lawmakers, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for a scheme to influence elections that already cost him his job, leadership post and millions of dollars in legal fees.

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay, a Houston-area Republican, on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002.

Prosecutors said DeLay will likely be free for months or even years as his appeal makes it through the Texas court system....

DeLay told Senior Judge Pat Priest the "selective prosecution" he's gone through has deeply affected his wife's health, forced him to raise and spend $10 million in legal fees and cost him everything he has worked for – including the second-highest post in the U.S. House.

"This criminalization of politics is very dangerous. It's dangerous to our system. Just because somebody disagrees with you they got to put you in jail, bankrupt you, destroy your family," he said.

Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to serve 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer politician.  I hope his lengthy appeals drain him bone dry...and then, broke and despondent, he still ends up having to serve his sentence behind bars.  

This is Karma at its finest.  She make take her sweet time about it, but when she hits back, she hits hard.

Comments  

 
-1 # RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in PrisonEvan 2011-02-09 20:40
One down!
When will the rest of the bush clan go to jail?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
0 # RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in PrisonB J 2011-02-10 13:18
Can't wait for Obama to get his
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
0 # RE: RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in Prisonbushwhacked 2011-04-05 18:32
well, I'm been waiting for Bush for all these years - and am still waiting. Obama better not go to jail before the Dubya and his heartless Cheney!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
0 # RE: RE: RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in PrisonChinWarmer 2011-04-08 07:38
What did Dubya and his evil goons do that Obama hasn't? I can't think of even one offense that the left was screaming Impeach Bush that Obama hasn't done himself. Do even have to say it?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Latest Comments

From the Forum

Article Roundup

CEO Arthur Allen's 'Threat' to Employees

News image

Another CEO sending a clear message to his employees to vote for Romney. CEO of ASG Software Solutions, sent an em...

Read more

They STILL Mad - Florida City Commissioner John Sims Lets Loose Racist Tirade on Facebook

News image

Remind me to watch my back when I visit Florida, clearly the GOP is pumping something in the air down th...

Read more

VP Debate Tonight, Get Your Palin Bingo Cards Ready

The VP debate is tonight, and it promises to be more fun than watching a Monty Python skit. I hope ...

Read more

No Votes for Obama in NY?

Something is fishy in the NY primary. "Unofficial primary results gave Obama no votes in nearly 80 districts, including Harlem's 94th and ...

Read more

Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai, India

A coordinated attack simultaneous targeting hotels, restaurant, hospital and train station in India's financial capital, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). ...

Read more

No Mosque Anywhere in the US

News image

Probably the loudest argument against the building of a Muslim Cultural Center and mosque in NYC is its proximity to ...

Read more

Presidential Debate Round-Up

For those of you who missed the debate last night, I will wrap it up in a nutshell...Obama won. Take ...

Read more

Teenage Abstinence Not Realistic

Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, gave an interview to Fox News, Greta Van Susteren about teenage pregnancy and life as a ...

Read more

Do you have any idea how offensive that cartoon is?

News image

Oh My... and because it's sooo offensive, here's one more .......... v v v...

Read more