DeLay convicted of dishonesty in US court
Big News Network.com Thursday 25th November, 2010
It was proved he had used his political action committee to channel $190,000 in corporate donations into Texas legislative races through a money swap.
Prosecutors accused DeLay of conspiring with two associates, John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, to channel donations into the Republican National Committee, which then sent the same amount to seven Texas House candidates.
The prosecutors said the money had helped Republicans take control of the Texas House.
The man whose domineering style was felt by US representatives, was once given the nickname: “The Hammer.”
His political career, representing suburban Houston, has now come to an end. Today DeLay runs a consulting firm.
DeLay faces five years to life in prison on the money laundering charge and two to 20 years on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering.