From the Houston Chronicle: "A Travis County jury today found former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of political money laundering charges relating to a corporate money swap in the 2002 elections. The verdict came down five years after DeLay was forced to step down as the second most powerful Republican in the U.S. House. The charges also led DeLay to resign from his Sugar Land congressional seat in 2006."
For a stroll down memory lane, here's video of Roy Blunt speaking to the press after DeLay's indictment in September 2005. "I think it's fair to say that our members today, while they've expressed great regret that Tom DeLay has had to go through what he's going through right now -- I think, largely because of his effectiveness as a leader, he became a target," Blunt said about the charges that led to today's guilty verdict.Read More »