Texas jury convicts DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy

[JURIST] A jury for the 331st Criminal District Court [official website] of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) [JURIST news archive] 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 (PAC) during the 2002 midterm election, which was allegedly funneled through the Republican National Committee (RNC) [party website] for use in state elections. The RNC then distributed the money…

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