Monday, Sep 01st

Last update:04:20:51 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

David Goldman and Son vs Brazil

News image

This story reminds me of Elian Gonzalez controversy back in 2000. Same father and son story. Father lives in Cuba, ...

Read more

Arlen Specter has Changed Party

News image

Its Obama's 100th day in office and he receives an incredible gift! Five term, Pennsylvania Republican Senator, Arlen Specter h...

Read more

Give me a Break on Recession

News image

Give me a Break on Recession Yesterday I was watching the news channels (as if we actually get any real news but ...

Read more

Stella Awards: Most Outrageous Lawsuits in America

If you have ever been sued - there's always three sides to every case: The plaintiff, the defendent and the ...

Read more

McCain Supports Ban on Gay Adoption

Flip flop.  First he was against it, then he was for it, now because there's a breeze coming from the ...

Read more

So What?!

News image

Bush gives an exit interview to ABC News' Martha Raddatz (after the whole shoe-throwing press conference), to discuss his legacy wh...

Read more

Rev. Wright PBS interview with Bill Moyers pt.1

{youtube}Ytn2p8FHos0{/youtube} Rev. Wright told PBS host Bill Moyers that inflammatory statements from his sermons were taken out of context, but he said ...

Read more

The Palin Mouth is still Ticking!

News image

Palin left office last month and yet her jaw is still flapping away. She accused Obama's plan to overhaul health ...

Read more

Is Republican Party Dead ?

News image

                                   ...

Read more