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Judge sentences DeLay to 3 years in prison

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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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3 years for this crook is awesome, I guess.




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.


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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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I suppose the fact that he was facing up to life in prison makes three years look kind of light, but the fact that he was convicted and sentenced to actual jail time as opposed to probation or home detention says something, right?
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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Deeeeeeeeep.... *clapclapclap* ... in the heart of Teeexas...



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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Well, I do not know much about the case.

That being said, I have become paranoid about what has happened in the recent decisions.

Seems like Rangel and others have gotten away with things only because they are currently members of Congress. I am assuming what he did was AFTER he was in Congress because otherwise he would still be
in Congress.

Oh well, good to see that those that have national influence that effect EVERYONE get only minimal sentenes.

By the way, the rum is flowing freely. Maybe do not listen to me.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Three years, huh? 2012 will have happened by then...

..so maybe he'll be placed in a "maximum security facility" located under Denver Int'l Airpot



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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Oh well, good to see that those that have national influence that effect EVERYONE get only minimal sentenes.

Unfortunately, you're right about that.

Now-a-days, I cheer any indication that the laws actually do still apply to our elected officials, albeit minimally.
Enjoy your rum, I'm a Sailor fan myself!



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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BY THE WAY, I think that a cheer is necessary. Yes it has nothing to do with the OP, but if I remember correctly-




posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Go Green Bay!!!!



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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Isn't he out on appeal already?
Only in America.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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It appears in this case that justice DeLay'd was not justice denied.

Sorry....couldn't help myself.....






posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Seems he was released on $10k bond pending his appeal.




After the sentencing, DeLay was immediately taken into custody for processing. But the judge granted a request that he be released on a $10,000 bond pending appeal. Prosecutors say it could mean he'll be free for months or even years as his appeal makes its way through the court system.

Appeal



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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Tom DeLay will serve about 6mo in a Federal facility where they have volley ball courts, a swimming pool and cable TV. Prison....more like a spa.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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I wish I didn't believe a word you just said.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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Originally posted by Oaktree
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I wish I didn't believe a word you just said.


Whoa, you believe me? That's suprising as I have been designated a "People Like You"



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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Tom DeLay will serve about 6mo in a Federal facility where they have volley ball courts, a swimming pool and cable TV. Prison....more like a spa.



Ah, Club Fed.

We had one of those in CT at one time. It has since been turned into a Women's prison and the tennis courts, etc are gone. But back in the days when Ivan Boesky and Michael Miliken got sentenced (remember those crooks?) - that's where they did their "hard" time....



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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"People like you" doesn't sound like something I'd say to anyone.
Even someone like you!



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Oaktree
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"People like you" doesn't sound like something I'd say to anyone.
Even someone like you!


Well, others of "your kind" don't hesitate to throw the PLY designation around quite freely.


"Your Kind" was just a metaphor....

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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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I'm an NRA member, vet and registered Republican.


But I love People Like You!!!!



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Sorry, I should quit doing that, I should use my great ability to convince people of my beliefs.




Okay, I am about the worst thing there is when attempting to convince people of something. I still think you and I could go out and have a great time. OR, you would be a great boss or I would be a great boss or we could be great partners.

We would be awesome as opponents on a political roundtable.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Delay's lawyer Dick(less) Deguerin was throwing a fit once the sentence came down.I expect we are gonna see them try and postpone the penalty phase for awhile after all it's an outrage that someone as important as Tom Delay gets even 3 years!!! who does that judge and jury think they are!?!

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