Thursday, October 20, 2005

Busy Day Entry 4: You Knew I Couldn’t Let This One Pass, Right?

No comment…okay, maybe a little one: WHEEEEEEEEE

Arrest warrant issued for DeLay

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas court issued a warrant Wednesday for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to appear for booking, where he is likely to face the fingerprinting and photo mug shot he had hoped to avoid.

Bail was initially set at $10,000 as a routine step before his first court appearance on conspiracy and money laundering charges. Travis County court officials said DeLay was ordered to appear at the Fort Bend County jail for booking.

The warrant was "a matter of routine and bond will be posted," DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin said.

The lawyer declined to say when DeLay would surrender to authorities but said the lawmaker would make his first court appearance Friday morning.

The charges against the Texas Republican stem from allegations that a DeLay-founded Texas political committee funneled corporate money into state GOP legislative races through the National Republican Party. Texas law prohibits use of corporate money to elect state candidates.

DeLay is charged with conspiracy to violate state election laws and money laundering, felony counts that triggered House Republican rules that forced him to step aside as majority leader.

Two separate indictments charge that DeLay and two political associates had the money distributed to state legislative candidates in a roundabout way -- sending it from the political action committee in Texas to the Republican National Committee in Washington and finally back to candidates' campaigns.

DeLay has denied wrongdoing.

Posted by crimnos @ 8:37 AM

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Oh it's priceless!!!!

Posted by Blogger Jessica @ 9:40 AM #
 

I'm dancing a jig RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Blogger crimnos @ 9:51 AM #
 

Did you see his "mug shot" on dailykos? Wander over and take a look...

:)

Posted by Blogger alice_pants @ 3:52 PM #
 
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