Tiny violin time…
Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), convicted on corporate money laundering charges, will be going to the pokey for three years. (The Statesman):
The three-year sentence was on the charge of conspiring to launder corporate money into political donations during the 2002 elections.
On the charge of money laundering, DeLay was sentenced to five years in prison, but that was probated for 10 years. That means he would serve 10 years’ probation.
“This will not stand,” said his attorney, Dick DeGuerin. DeLay was taken into custody but he was expected to be released as soon as he posted an appeals bond.
Prior to the sentence, DeLay spoke to the court.
He was unrepentant. “I fought the fight. I ran the race. I kept the faith,” DeLay said.