The Hammer has come down on DeLay

By: BettyJean Kling

Jack Plunkett, File AP Photo FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay arrives at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas, for jury selection in his corruption trial. Delay will be back in court on Monday, Jan. 10. 2011, for the sentencing phase of his trial after his Nov. 24 conviction on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002

Once known as the Hammer- Tom DeLay had the hammer come down on him today but not near as bad as it could have and should have landed.

Pictured hear he is no longer wearing that perfect smile but he should be very grateful for  the sentence he ended up with.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay sentenced to at least three years in prison in money-laundering case, judge rules.

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives.

Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.

The former Houston-area congressman had faced up to life in prison. His attorneys asked for probation.

Senior Judge Pat Priest issued his ruling after a brief sentencing hearing on Monday in which former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert testified on DeLay’s behalf.

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3 Responses

  1. He may not even end up serving the three year sentence. He could be let out earlier.

  2. Gimme a break- he already got away nearly scott free!

  3. No, I am being serious. I wasnt kidding about this. I know he has gotten away scot free and received a very light sentence but I think he may not even have to complete that.

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