And so the Hammer gets a taste of Texas justice–despite “more than thirty
character and support letters from friends and political leaders, including Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and eight current U.S. congressmen.”
Judge sentences Tom DeLay to 3 years in prison
By JUAN A. LOZANO
The Associated Press
Monday, January 10, 2011; 3:33 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison Monday for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
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.