Career criminal Delay to walk?
DeLay might be cleared of charges
Appeals court says money-laundering law didn’t apply to checks.
Money-laundering charges against former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay and two indicted co-conspirators may be dismissed because the 2002 campaign finance case involved checks and not cash, a lawyer for DeLay said Sunday night.
“We win,” said Dick DeGuerin, DeLay’s lawyer, “because there’s nothing but checks in the case.”
The state’s 3rd Court of Appeals on Friday actually upheld the money-laundering indictments against DeLay’s two campaign associates, John Colyandro of Austin and Jim Ellis of Washington.
But the ruling contained a silver lining for the trio’s lawyers because it concluded that the state’s money-laundering statute — written in 1993 to combat illicit drug activity by focusing on the cash in the criminal transactions — did not apply to checks at the time DeLay is accused of laundering corporate money into campaign donations. The Legislature changed the law in 2005 to include checks.
Yeah, you “win”, asshole- only because you didn’t launder cash like a drug dealer. No, you laundered it like a Congressman.
What a repellent piece of crap, this poster boy of GOP rule.