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DeLay's sentence: Ripe for appeal
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Back in November, we editorialized that to get a better idea of how credible is the conviction of Tom DeLay, "look to the sentencing phase." Well, the sentence has been rendered and it's easy to see that the conviction has virtually no credibility.
Mr. DeLay, 63, the once-powerful Republican House minority leader, was sentenced to three years in prison by a Texas judge on Monday. DeLay could have been sentenced to as much as 99 years or to as little as probation. He was convicted last year on money laundering and conspiracy to launder -- stretching fallback charges when the Democrat prosecution couldn't get spurious campaign-finance charges to stick.
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