DeLay Delay

December 27, 2010

The sentencing of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been delayed.  He was found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering in November 2010.

His attorneys claimed they had a conflict on the scheduled sentencing day so his sentencing will likely take place in January 2011.

On the conspiracy charge, DeLay faces a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and five to 99 years or life in prison on the money laundering count. As a convicted felon, DeLay will not be able to run for office again and cannot vote until after his sentence is finished.  The minimum sentence he could receive would be five years probation.

Fifty or more years behind bars would be fair. His power-hungry actions manipulated the Texas congressional redistricting process by putting Republicans in control in the Texas House.  As a result, the newly drawn congressional districts sent more Texas Republicans to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 pumping up DeLay's power as House majority leader. Such an act is not just illegal and unethical, but violates public trust.

Too bad the judge can't punish him for all of the corrupt acts he got away.  DeLay is also responsible for delaying federalization, which resulted in the abuse and suffering of thousands of foreign contract workers in the CNMI. The smug Dancing with the Stars contestant needs to be practicing the jailhouse rock.


Anonymous said...

Let crazy DeLay cha cha his way to prison. Give him 99 years!