Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

  • metta

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    Jan 03, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/tom-delay-sentenced-to-th_n_806951.html
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    Jan 03, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    Good. Shit like this has to keep oozing out on a regular basis so that folks will be continually reminded that today's Republicans are evil incarnate.
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    Jan 04, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    There is slime on both sides of the aisle.

    http://sinagraforassembly.blogspot.com/2011/12/democrat-corruption-list.html

    " Democrat Corruption List
    Corruption . . . I’m sure there is enough to go around, but hey if the liberal Newspapers can have one sided slanted editorials {Emphais added} , what the heck this is my page.

    Congressional Democrats swept into power in 2006 after a steady drumbeat of attacks against Republicans for allowing a systemic “culture of corruption” to define their majority. It seems times have changed . . . for the worse.

    Raymond Lederer (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting – convicted of bribery and sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.

    Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Allegedly accepted an 18% interest in a titanium mine. Convicted of nine counts of bribery, conspiracy, receiving an unlawful gratuity, conflict of interest, and interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000.

    Cornelius Edward Gallagher (Democrat) U.S. Representative New Jersey; Indicted on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury.

    Frank Thompson, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Representative from New Jersey. Implicated in the Abscam sting, convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Sentenced to three years in prison.

    Michael Joseph Myers (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting – convicted of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives.

    John Michael Murphy (Democrat) U.S. Representative from New York. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted of conspiracy, conflict of interest, and accepting an illegal gratuity. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.

    John Wilson Jenrette, Jr (Democrat) U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges and sentenced to prison.

    Sammy Rivera (Democrat) Mayor, Passaic NJ; indicted and arrested on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for agreeing to direct municipal contracts to an insurance broker.

    Alfred E. Steele (Democrat) General Assembly, NJ; arrested by the FBI in a Federal corruption probe for accepted $14,000 in bribes to steer insurance brokers new business from Newark, Orange, Passaic and Paterson, where he allegedly boasted that he could secure the business as he "had five votes on the City Council.

    Mims Hackett (Democrat) NJ Assembly and City of Orange NJ Mayor; arrested by the FBI in a Federal corruption probe The indictment alleged that Hackett accepted $5,000 in bribes for his efforts to steer insurance business from the City of Orange, with an additional $25,000 to be accepted if the firm received the insurance business it sought.

    Marcellus Jackson (Democrat) Passaic City Councilman: received 25 month sentence, a fine of $15,000 and three years of supervised probation for taking cash bribes totaling around $26,000 while serving on the city council.

    Angelo Errichetti (Democrat) New Jersey State Senator; sentenced to six years in prison and fined $40,000 for his involvement in Abscam.

    Robert Torricelli (Democrat) withdrew from the 2002 NJ Senate race with less than 30 days before the election because of controversy over personal gifts he took from a major campaign donor and questions about campaign donations from 1996. Censured by the Senate Ethics Committee for his relationship with Korean-American businessman David Chang, a Korean-American businessman who had given Torricelli tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, cash and appliances. Chang served a federal prison sentence for making illegal campaign contributions to Torricelli’s 1996 campaign.

    Wayne R. Bryant (Democrat) State Senate NJ; sentenced to four years in federal prison convicted of bribery and fraud. Indicted on corruption charges for his alleged involvement in funneling millions to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in exchange for a no-show job to boost his pension. In exchange, of steering state money to the school.

    New Jersey Governor James McGreevey resigned his office and publically admitted his relationship with his crony/lover Golan Cipel who resigned from a $100,000/yr job created by McGreevey.

    William Jefferson Clinton was barred from practicing law in his home state after being impeached. He was not tried as prescribed in the Constitution.

    Sandy Berger (Democrat) National Security Advisor during the Clinton Administration became the focus of a criminal investigation; fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified terrorism documents and handwritten notes from the National Archives during preparations for the Sept. 11 commission hearings.

    Hazel O’Leary (Democrat) Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration ; O’Leary took trips all over the world as Secretary with as many 50 staff members and at times rented a plane, which was used by Madonna during her concert tours.

    Neil Goldschmidt (Democrat) Oregon governor, admitted to having an illegal sexual relationship with a 14-year-old teenager while he was serving as Mayor of Portland.

    Barney Frank (Democrat) U.S. Representative admitted having paid a male prostitute, for sex and subsequently hiring him as his personal assistant, while he also used the congressman’s Washington apartment for prostitution.

    Jerry Springer (Democrat) resigned from Cincinnati City Council in 1974 after admitting to paying a prostitute with a personal check, found in a police raid on a massage parlor.

    Melvin Jay Reynolds (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Illinois convicted on sexual misconduct and obstruction of justice charges and sentenced to five years in prison.

    Edward Kennedy (Democrat) U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. Who pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, after his car plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

    The DNC – The Federal Election Commission imposed $719,000 in fines against participants in the 1996 Democratic Party fundraising scandals involving contributions from China, Korea and other foreign sources. The Federal Election commission said it decided to drop cases against contributors of more than $3 million in illegal DNC contribution because the respondents left the country or the corporations were defunct.

    Daniel David Rostenkowski ( Democrat ) U.S. Illinois Representative ; Indicted on 17 felony charges- pleaded guilty to two counts of misuse of public funds and sentenced to seventeen months in federal prison.

    Charles Coles Diggs, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Michigan Representative; convicted on eleven counts of mail fraud and filing false payroll forms- sentenced to three years in prison.

    George Rogers (Democrat) Massachusetts State Senate; convicted of bribery in 1978, sentenced to two years in prison.

    Don Siegelman (Democrat Governor Alabama) indicted in a bid-rigging scheme involving a maternity-care program. Accused along with his former chief of staff of helping Tuscaloosa physician Phillip Bobo rig bids. Accused of moving $550,000 from the state education budget to the State Fire College in Tuscaloosa so Bobo could use the money to pay off a competitor for a state contract for maternity care.

    James C. Green (Democrat) North Carolina State House of Representatives. Acquitted of accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent, but then convicted of tax evasion.
    Frederick Richmond (Democrat) U.S. Representative New York; Arrested in Washington, D.C., for soliciting sex from a minor and from an undercover police officer – pleaded guilty to a misdem
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    Tom DeLay is a hypocritical piece of shit. I am glad that he is finally going to do time for his serious crimes. Another right wing radical bites the dust. Oh well, life goes on.
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    Jan 05, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidTom DeLay is a hypocritical piece of shit. I am glad that he is finally going to do time for his serious crimes. Another right wing radical bites the dust. Oh well, life goes on.

    If only that were certain. He's appealing within the Texas State court system. His conviction will likely be overturned.

    Just as he claims his conviction was politically motivated, his exoneration will also be politically motivated. Heavyweight Republican politicians like DeLay almost never go to jail, and last of all in Texas.
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    Jan 05, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    I hope that nasty SOB does go to prison and spends the length of his sentence there. Three years is too short of a time for him-way short.

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    Jan 05, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidI hope that nasty SOB does go to prison and spends the length of his sentence there. Three years is too short of a time for him-way short.

    Agreed, but that won't happen. Texas courts will overturn this conviction. DeLay will serve no time. He's a Texas Republican, and immune from jail time.
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    Celebrating anyone's miseries is poisonous.

    Also, the libertarian movement welcomes all who are tired of political mischief and corruption.
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said There is slime on both sides of the aisle.

    http://sinagraforassembly.blogspot.com/2011/12/democrat-corruption-list.html



    What does posting random stories of corrupt members of the democratic party have to do with this story???
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    turtleneckjock saidI hope that nasty SOB does go to prison and spends the length of his sentence there. Three years is too short of a time for him-way short.

    Agreed, but that won't happen. Texas courts will overturn this conviction. DeLay will serve no time. He's a Texas Republican, and immune from jail time.


    Maybe, however, it would be so gratifying to see one of "them" get the jail time he absolutely deserves.
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock said
    ART_DECO said
    turtleneckjock saidI hope that nasty SOB does go to prison and spends the length of his sentence there. Three years is too short of a time for him-way short.

    Agreed, but that won't happen. Texas courts will overturn this conviction. DeLay will serve no time. He's a Texas Republican, and immune from jail time.

    Maybe, however, it would be so gratifying to see one of "them" get the jail time he absolutely deserves.

    Yes, but ain't gonna happen in Texas. DeLay will get a pass, his conviction overturned.
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
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    StudlyScrewRite said There is slime on both sides of the aisle.

    http://sinagraforassembly.blogspot.com/2011/12/democrat-corruption-list.html



    What does posting random stories of corrupt members of the democratic party have to do with this story???


    To be fair: because GAMRican opened the door to it with his comments, that "today's Republicans are evil incarnate."
  • Whipmagic

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    Jan 05, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
    This story is two years old. As far as I know, he is still free pending the resolution of his apeals, and I can't find anything that would indicate that that has happened and he is going to do the time for his crimes. No update, nothing. Or is there anything I'm missing?
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said There is slime on both sides of the aisle.



    Wow ... you thought of that all by yourself
    Of course there is But The Former Majority Whip of the republican party was in a class all by himself.... relatively speaking icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    He was my Congressman back in the day in Sugarland, TX. Good to see he got what was coming, what a douche!
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    blasiankid said
    StudlyScrewRite said There is slime on both sides of the aisle.

    http://sinagraforassembly.blogspot.com/2011/12/democrat-corruption-list.html



    What does posting random stories of corrupt members of the democratic party have to do with this story???


    To be fair: because GAMRican opened the door to it with his comments, that "today's Republicans are evil incarnate."


    Granted but for someone to respond to it with a laundry list of every corrupt democrat is a bit childish don't you think? I mean there are a multitude of retorts which could have followed rather than the "you do something bad to me and I'm gonna do something way worse to you" 8 year old response.

    I'm just saying
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    Whipmagic saidThis story is two years old. As far as I know, he is still free pending the resolution of his apeals, and I can't find anything that would indicate that that has happened and he is going to do the time for his crimes. No update, nothing. Or is there anything I'm missing?

    You're not missing anything. DeLay will never see a day of jail time, not in Texas. This will drag on forever, and then be overturned.

    Because in the US, the Big Dogs rarely see the inside of a jail. Only the common people occupy our prisons, which are now mostly privatized, returning profits to - the Big Dogs.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 08, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Whipmagic saidThis story is two years old. As far as I know, he is still free pending the resolution of his apeals, and I can't find anything that would indicate that that has happened and he is going to do the time for his crimes. No update, nothing. Or is there anything I'm missing?

    You're not missing anything. DeLay will never see a day of jail time, not in Texas. This will drag on forever, and then be overturned.

    Because in the US, the Big Dogs rarely see the inside of a jail. Only the common people occupy our prisons, which are now mostly privatized, returning profits to - the Big Dogs.
    That is Texas for you my friend, always will be run by the crooked big dogs from the right wing. Most Texas voters will continue to allow themselves to be brainwashed by the conservative extremists to keep the right wing in power all in the name of traditional values and keeping taxes low despite the growing diversity of the state's population. Very sad indeed.
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    He's baaaaaack! Looks like at least somebody here was right!

    http://blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics/2013/09/tom-delay-conviction-overturned/