Judge Overturns DeLay Conviction

by Andrew Johnson

A Texas Court of Appeals has ruled the evidence against former House majority leader Tom DeLay was “legally insufficient” to sustain the conviction. A three-judge panel voted 2 to 1 to formally acquit DeLay on Thursday morning.

DeLay was convicted in 2010 on charges of money laundering in an effort to influence Texas elections in 2002 with corporate money. The former Texas representative was sentenced to three years in prison, but has not served any time as his case was in the appeals process.

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