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Texas appeals court overturns DeLay's conviction
September 19, 2013
The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin overturned the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) on Thursday, concluding that the state failed to prove proceeds of criminal activity in its money laundering charges against DeLay. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn the convic....... [more]

US House voted to strip felon lawmakers of pensions
January 23, 2012
On January 23, 2007, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to deny retirement pensions to any member of Congress "convicted of any of certain offenses," including fraud, bribery and perjury. Prior to the adoption of HR 476, federal lawmakers could only be stripped of their benefi....... [more]

Texas jury convicted DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy
November 24, 2011
On November 24, 2010, a jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of money laundering and conspiracy after 19 hours of deliberation. The charges stemmed from DeLay's alleged violation of state election law by funneling corporate donati....... [more]

House speaker introduced overhaul of ethics rules
January 17, 2011
On January 17, 2006, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) of the US House of Representatives introduced a proposal which would have restricted the gifts members of Congress could receive from lobbyists. The ethics reform plan was in response to the ethics scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Congre....... [more]

Sentencing of Tom DeLay a warning for new GOP leaders
January 13, 2011
Bob Edgar: "The fall of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is a well-timed warning to the House's new GOP leaders ? and Democrats too ? about what can happen when lawmakers put themselves and their pursuit of power above the law. DeLay, once known in Washington as "The....... [more]

DeLay receives three-year sentence for money laundering and conspiracy
January 11, 2011
A judge for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas sentenced former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) to three years in prison and ten years of probation Monday following DeLay's November conviction on money laundering and conspiracy charges. Judge Pat Priest sentenced DeLay to prison on....... [more]

Texas jury convicts DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy
November 25, 2010
A jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) 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 ....... [more]

DOJ ends DeLay criminal probe without filing charges
August 16, 2010
A lawyer for former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) confirmed Monday that a US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal probe into DeLay's association with lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been dismissed without charges being filed. The investigation lasted six years and included grand jury testimon....... [more]

Texas appellate court refuses to dismiss charges against DeLay associates
August 25, 2008
The Texas Third Court of Appeals has allowed money-laundering indictments to stand against two alleged co-conspirators of former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), rejecting their argument that the state laws used to prosecute them were unconstitutionally vague or overbroad. The Austin-base....... [more]

Texas appeals court upholds dismissal of DeLay conspiracy charge
June 27, 2007
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Wednesday ruled 5-4 against reinstating a conspiracy charge against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and two of his former associates. The holding affirmed a lower court decision that the charge of conspiring to violate the state's election code could no....... [more]

DeLay criminal conspiracy charge dismissal appeals ruling [TX CCA]
June 27, 2007
The State of Texas v. John Dominick Colyandro, James Wlater Ellis, and Thomas Dale Delay, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, June 27, 2007. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]




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